Girls, I just gotta share, I’m SO SO EXCITED to say, that I am going to be attending my first blogher conference in just under a month! I’m heading to BlogHer’12!! It’ll be in NYC so it’s super convenient for me.
I’m psyched to meet tons of bloggers I follow, learn tons of great blogging info, make new connections, network and finally do something to take my blogs more seriously. I’ve got a few party invites too, so that’s cool. I’m going to meet a million interesting and inspiring bloggie people! YAY!
With this being my first conference, I’m a lil nervous and have so many questions:
- what do i wear?
- do i need business cards?
- wtf do I say to the brand reps?
- how do I wrangle guest blogging opps?
- how do I wrangle brand relationships?
- who will I sit with?
- How will I style my hair?!
- Can I do this with a 2 month old in tow??!!
John is home on the first day of the conference so he’ll be watching Roey…but on Saturday he’ll be working so I’ll have him. Is it smart to take a baby to a blog conference? Is that just a mega bad mommy move? Should I just register for Friday’s sessions and stay home on Saturday? Do other people bring their babies or will I be the lone mommy weirdo?
Then there’s the nagging low-blog-esteem question of do I even belong there?! What business do I have going…I have a tiny lil personal blog and a tinier hair blog. The women going are Mom Ambassadors to amazing brands and have fifty eleven readers and twitter followers who support them. Should I even go?!
Underneath these doubty questions is a simmering “hell yes i belong there!” which is why I’m registering lol. I’m truly excited, despite all the questions and nerves. I’ve got about a month to get myself together.
What all do I need?
Any BlogHer conference vets out there with advice to give?! How was your experience at BlogHer? Are you going this year? IF so…YOU BETTER COME FIND ME SO WE CAN CHAT! (and take pics :)) Should I bring the boy?! Help!