Monday, July 30, 2007

The first, last, and only 8 things I am going to say about Blogher

take me seriously pleasePhoto by Kari (who wins the award for best promo swag). Like my sticker? Very professional, right?

1. I saw Amy Sedaris. So that brings my Sedaris family count to two. Only 4 siblings to go! (Note to Jenny: It's just a platonic thing with me and Amy. Don't hurt me.)

2. Butterball Turkey was a sponsor so in the exhibitor area, they had a platter set up with a fully cooked and stuffed turkey on it. It looked really real. I think it was real. But they never carved it. It was just for atmosphere.

3. I learned how to tweak my template a bit (bye bye pink background) and I'm going to do some more.

4. As ever there was quite the discussion about blog ads and whether or not they are kosher, especially on mom blogs. So I'll warn you now that shortly, I'll be running BlogHer Ads. I really like their ad network because it helps spread the traffic wealth. I know I won't make more than a few pennies off the ads but I like the idea of putting my post titles out there as a way to attract new readers.

5. I'm pretty sure the W Lakeshore has never had so many babies in residence.

6. I brought my kids souvenirs from Bubba Gump's. Is that bad?

7. My copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is still not here yet. I really thought it would arrive while I was gone. I'm not sure how much longer I can avoid spoilers.

8. I got to spend a lot of QT with some people, a little QT with many more, met some new people whose blogs I can't wait to check out, and missed a few altogether (oh One plus Two where were you? but thank you for writing such a lovely post about how it feels to be there).

So that's it. You can spot me on Flickr but don't believe a word of what Prescott says here. I actually could barely eke out the MJ tune. (It turns out that ABC is not as easy as 123). I did way better with the B-52's.

23 comments:

PunditMom said...

It was great, wasn't it! And I'm so happy we got to experience Bubba Gump's together. OK, maybe it would have been more fun without Bubba.

Kimberly said...

I don't think it was bad to buy their souvenirs at Bubba Gumps. It was multitasking. (and they need never know that they got the exchange on a giant cocktail.)

I loved meeting you, and will now stalk you relentless at work. (Well, not really, but you know, maybe...)

Jennifer aka Binky Bitch said...

Wish I could have been there! And kids LIKE souvenirs from cheesy restaurants!

Hopefully, I'll get to meet you next year.

Busy Mom said...

It was very nice to meet you!

Lawyer Mama said...

It was fun meeting you. Run, Forrest, run!

Jenny said...

Hailey's souvenier was the giant pen PayPerPost was giving away.

I'm a good mommy.

I meant to tell you when you were leaving my hotel room that you were fabulous.

My god, that sounds dirty.

jen said...

HOW THE BLOODY HELL DID I MISS YOU!?

hmmpf. i'll sooth myself with the knowledge that i was basking in your energy regardless.

Lara said...

i'm glad you had such a good time! wish i could've been there to meet you in person. :)

GHD said...

I so enjoyed meeting you this past weekend. Thanks for letting me look over your shoulder during the lab session. (Backseat Blogger!)

hello insomnia said...

I am still seething with BlogHer envy, but I have to say that I love that sticker.

Karianna said...

So, so fun! Wish I had something witty to say, but I'm drained by all the excellentness.

Julie Pippert said...

Woo hoo let's go start the Super Stah Sell Out club! ;)

I'll be running BlogHer ads too.

But luckily I'm only sometimes billed as a mommyblogger (like today).

Nothing wrong with Bubba Gumps. :)

Sorry I didn't get to meet you but glad you had a good time. :)

Mocha said...

We're going to talk soon. Soon. Really. I'm all kinds of overwhelmed but so glad we sat near one another in a panel.

I'd take a Bubba Gump souvenir anyday so I think I forgive you on that one. Hope your kids do, too.

Mrs. Chicky said...

It was so wonderful meeting you. Our next meet-up should be much longer... Like sixty days longer. Maybe 90. Aw hell, let's just start a commune!

(And I'm still kicking myself for not going to the Amy Sedaris session!)

TB said...

Sorry I missed you guys and also the turkey.
Was Amy Sedaris fabulous?

aimee / greeblemonkey said...

Just go to Target and buy a effing copy of Harry Potter!!!! I have a huge discussion going, not to be missed. And I am glad you had fun. LOVE the rainbow sticker.

mothergoosemouse said...

You rocked the B52s. And Prescott wants to know if you're going to pay for that lamp. Honestly, I can't take you anywhere. ;)

Love and hugs and kisses and so forth, as usual and as always.

Mom101 said...

It was great to see you again. And I think you're joining the ad network for excellent reasons. Readership is currency, right?

Lady M said...

You are the coolest person. It was really special to hang out, have dinner, chat, and navigate the conference with you. Wishing you all the best in avoiding HP spoilers!

Alex Elliot said...

It was great meeting! I'm impressed you already did template changes.

Sarah, Goon Squad Sarah said...

I seriously think I saw you once. Where did the time go? I didn't even get to say hi to everybody.

mamatulip said...

Nothing wrong with buying souveniers at Bubba Gump's. I would have too.

And a decorative turkey? I still can't get over that. I would have dove in. Seriously.

Scribbit said...

I wish I'd gone, I'd haved loved to have met you.