Another post on the internet about blogher.

by statia on July 30, 2010

There’s about 8,476,294 posts out there about blogher.  Whether it’s what to pack (which thank you to all of those that gave me a running list, as I know I’ll ultimately end up forgetting something that I won’t be able to buy at a store, or won’t want to fork over the money for, because it’s too expensive), what to wear, how not to make an ass out of yourself, how to make an ass out of yourself (I really don’t need help in this category), or tips from a seasoned blogher veteran, I haven’t yet seen the “omfgimfreakingthefuckoutbeauseiveneverbeentoblogher” posts.

Allow me to add one of those.

Except not really.

I mean, yes, this is my first blogher.  I’ve wanted to go since its inception, as it was right in my backyard at the time, but I was a few months post miscarriage at the time, and while I was physically up for it, mentally, I just wasn’t ready to leave the confines of my house.  Then the next summer, I was knocked up, then I was in Newborn Hell.  Then Early Intervention “maybe your kid has Autism” hell, followed by “what the hell?  PREGNANT AGAIN?!?” Finally followed  by Newborn Hell part II, the extra heavy anxiety and depression chapter.

And when I thought about it, I realized, man, for someone who battled infertility for so many years, I spent a lot of time being knocked up and caring for babies.   With proper editing, I could make myself seem like a Duggar.

So, five years later, I’m finally able to go to blogher, and I have to admit, I’m a little nervous.   Mainly because it seems so big and overwhelming.  I’m looking forward to seeing old friends, finally meeting people that I consider old friends and meeting new friends.   I’m also excited to be in the city, because I don’t get there that often, and when I do, it’s so fleeting and I end up seeing most of Times Square, which I hate, because Times Square is like Disneyland, it’s just way too touristy.

So, if you read my blog, and you’re going to be there, here are a few things about me:

I may come off as bitchy or stoic.

I am so not.  I’m pretty much as I am on my blog.  I’m sarcastic, I’m a dork, I swear a lot (probably more because I have to curb my potty mouth around the kids) and I will probably talk your ear off out of nerves, but I pretty much roll with things.   It’s just that I was cursed with a shitty pair of eyebrows that always make me look pissed off.

I like to talk.

See above.   I may be quiet at first, not for lack of being shy or anything.  I just take it in, and then forget it.  The BFF always wonders if I’ll ever shut up (after three years, you’d think she’d know better).

I’m social media stupid.

Even after blogging for 8.5 years, I have no idea what the hell any of this new fangled stuff is.   I’d love to write, but know nothing about my “brand”.  I’m a casual, (more like spacey) tweeter, and I’m hopelessly addicted to frontierville on facebook.   I’ll probably hand you a “business card” (calling card? blogging card?) and you’ll be like “um, wtf is this?”

So yeah, that about covers it.   I get by on my humor, witty commentary, and the fact that I’m bringing multiple bottles of vodka with me.   So stop over and say hi.

Yeah, I don’t have much else.


Shelly July 31, 2010 at 8:21 am

You forgot to mention your tutu!!!

& whether or not you snore.

I’m counting down the days.

huy July 31, 2010 at 8:34 am

Love to stop by and say hi, though I might feel a little out of place.

Of course that would have to mean I was going. Uh, see above.

Haven’t been here in a while and I like the new digs!

Donna August 1, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Wow, you spruced up the place, it looks good. Don’t worry your pretty little head about BlogHer, you will be fine! Like I know anything, but hey, we’re all dorks and socially inept.

P.S. I don’t know what this means, I’m taking things one day at a time.

Stimey August 1, 2010 at 3:17 pm

You know, that’s pretty much it. You’ll do fine. I hope to meet you!!

Mina August 2, 2010 at 10:31 am

So randomness, do you need anymore neighbors on frontierville?

electriclady August 2, 2010 at 10:59 am

Dude, I’ll be there (party pass only), email me and let’s make a plan to meet up at some point, even if just grabbing a drink together at some party.

Lindsay August 2, 2010 at 4:14 pm

I’m not addicted to Frontierville or anything at all, I swear. But like..if you needed another neighbor..I’d be willing to sacrifice and send you some ribbon or hand drills.
Crap. Now all I can think about is how I need to get home and feed my chickens.

Stacia August 3, 2010 at 1:29 pm

Wish I were going. Then I could meet someone else with the coolest name on the planet. =>

Have fun!

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