Almost a year has passed since Blogher 09, The Chicago version. Around right now, last year, I was already starting to write posts. You should check those out. They were pretty good. I think my writing has regressed since then. Ah me.
Where was I? Ah yes. Blogher.
Last year, I registered for the parties only a couple weeks prior to my arrival in Chicago. And you know what? I got into every single party I registered for. This year? Not only are they ALREADY sold out, but you need some sort of Blogher Conference ticket confirmation number as proof that you are registered for the weekend festivities. I got my humungously expanding fat ass into the Peoples Party and Sparklecorn. Yay me. But Cheeseburgher and Blogalicious are already starting their waiting list and I’m hanging out on it.
Seriously. Give me a break. I sure deserve it. Oh, sorry.
I’m doing some major eye rolling. Why? I honestly don’t care if I didn’t get into Cheeseburgher or Blogalicious. Because I kind of like the idea of not being over-committed. I’m risking the chance that my eyeballs stay rolled because I wonder how and why the parties are ALREADY sold out when so many of us haven’t even secured a room or a flight…including me. I have my full conference pass at student rates, mind you!! AND two parties. Yes, priorities people. I have to get my drink on, at least a few times while I’m there. But, I truly believe, and this is just me, there is some controlling of the parties going on due to fears of repeat behavior. And with the way bloggers behaved last year, I kind of don’t blame the powers that BlogHer.
And the swag? I’m going to be flying. Which means, paying astronomical prices to bring a carry on AND a regular piece of luggage which will be carrying clothing that are a few sizes bigger than I was last year (remember not to stare because my thyroid has taken over). I’m not going to be taking too much extra crap home with me. Besides, that isn’t why I am going to the parties. I only care about two things and two things only…my friends and libations. I’m not wanting to go bankrupt by taking a luggage home that weighs more than I do.
I’m just shocked. And amazed. Here I’ve barely begun thinking about where to shop for muu muus of epic size and proportions and now? I might be all dressed up with nowhere to go with the way these parties were thrown upon us, seemingly without any warning. Plus, at the rate I’m going, no way to get there and nowhere to stay.
So. If you have nowhere to go on Friday night and Saturday night aside from a fun little party here or there. You know…New York is known for its nightlife.
We can make our own party…New YorkHer 2010. Watch out New York. Crazed bloggers are on the loose and we are going to be hitting your bars and nightclubs. Maybe. Depending on if we can find stuff to do at our little conference that we paid a bunch of money for and travelled a bunch of miles to get to…
L.A. Stylist Mom says
Dude – I’m not even going to Blogher (you and I can have a sidebar discussion on why sometime if you’re so inclined) and would happily meet you at any hole-in-wall-bar over something called ‘Cheeseburgher’ any day of the week. You and your good Josie Maran makeup. So there. xoxox
.-= L.A. Stylist Mom´s last blog ..The Like (Clad in Zac Posen for Target) Perform ‘Fair Game’ by Gia Coppola =-.
Samantha @ Mama Notes says
Yes, I have no desire to go to BlogHer. I don’t want/need to pay hundreds of dollars to meet people. Don’t get me wrong, I would LOVE to a ton of awesome women in real life, but I think the whole blogher thing is over rated.
.-= Samantha @ Mama Notes´s last blog ..Things to Fill Your Weekend With =-.
Next year, you and your bloggy friends are invited to South Padre Island, Texas….why go to New york where the weather is crappy and the drinks watered down? Julio over at the hotel bar will spike your drink with Roofies if you wink at him enough 😉 Oh and the tequila is not watered down, the beach is steps away, and they don’t care if you get drunk and stumble around the island. Honestly though, I know you will find your fun wherever you go and whoever you are with. Be safe and have fun!
I’ve still never been to BlogHer. I’m like you, I’d be happy to get my drink on with a few friends at one party each night. Any more excitement than that and my head my explode. I don’t get out much any more.
Ok who’s with Becka_911…South Padre Island? HOLLAH 😉
Maybe if we both bring a few mu-mus we could share? I did sign up for the parties yesterday while my head was shaking with disbelief. It’s only April. I am thinking of April vacation next week and what to do with my kids, not my adults only party in NYC in August. My week in the big city is more scheduled than the next 3 months!
I am looking forward to hanging out with you! 🙂
.-= ascapecodturns´s last blog ..Sundays in My City =-.
Michelle@Everyday Celebrating says
Boy could I go on and on and on about BlogHer parties. Starting with… the size of the venues. If you’re going to host a party for every conference attendee, ya better have a room that holds more than 100. And really.. let’s be honest here… most of the “parties” are subpar at best.
I tweeted yesterday “Blogher parties or… take in NYC? hmmm” NOT a tough call.
Let’s hang together more this year. 🙂
.-= Michelle@Everyday Celebrating´s last blog ..Mother’s Day memories =-.
I’m registered for all those parties thanks to the wife who signed me up at the same time. I dunno if I’ll hit them up for long, but since I didn’t get a conference pass, it’s my only chance to meet people. I have that silly party pass thing though, whatever. Hopefully I’ll see you at Sparklecom and if not, then around the site. I’ll be chillin like a villain.
.-= Hockeymandad´s last blog ..Chef Hockeymandad =-.
I’ve been to NYC. I would MUCH rather hang out in the city than go to a party. For real. It is one of the coolest places on Earth. Plus I’m pretty big about doing my own thing. Which is probably why I have no interest at all in going to BlogHer. Although I’m sure come August that I’ll be jealous of everyone getting to meet up. But I’ll get over it. Just like I did last year.
.-= Jennifer´s last blog ..It’s just another random Tuesday… =-.
I’m going to the People’s Party on Friday night… but I won’t be there Saturday night, I’m only there from Thursday to Saturday DAY. Boohoo. OH well. We’ll have fun no matter what!
OMG! You’re going to People’s Party and SparkleCorn? I’m going to People’s Party and SparkleCorn! Small effing world! And I seriously cannot wait. To meet you! (And your big ass if you’re bringing it. I’ll be bringing mine, so…)
.-= Kami´s last blog ..My Appeal to My Over-Scheduled Four Year Old =-.
karen Meg says
You are are one of my biggest regrets about not going to BlogHer this year… I would have happily done the NYC nightlife with you if I were going. The parties were pretty outrageous, and as I recall I walked into the Cheezeburgher and walked out after about 10 minutes. I guess I’m just a party poop.
The Peoples party and Sparklecorn should be smashing though, they were fun (as much as I remember, well, you know…)
.-= karen Meg´s last blog ..Five Minute Friday Fragments =-.
Deb - Mom of 3 Girls says
I signed up for the same ones you did (hadn’t even realized there was a formal RSVP process this year) but don’t know yet what I’m going to hit or not. I want to spend some time seeing NYC while I’m there for sure! 🙂
.-= Deb – Mom of 3 Girls´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday #141 – Flower Girls =-.