Overwhelmed isn’t even the word right now.
It has been a busy (mostly fun) summer.
Last week we went to the beach, and while we were there, we got to see Super Why Live. (Review forthcoming.)
We got home on Saturday and then went to a Shahs of Sunset party hosted by my real life Persian-American friend, who also happens to be named Reza. The Reza I know doesn’t have a Freddie Mercury ‘stache like the TV Reza, but we like him anyway. Mostly because he and his girlfriend, Cathy, know how to throw a kick ass party.
On Thursday, I’m leaving for New York to attend BlogHer’12. If you aren’t a blogger, you might not know that it is the Big Daddy of the blogging conferences. They are expecting about 4500 bloggers, the keynote speakers include Martha Stewart, Katie Couric, and I hear Christy Turlington and Soledad O’Brien will be hanging around.
I got my feet wet in the blog conference world of Type-A Con in June, and I loved it. But there were about 300 bloggers there, and it was on my home turf. I don’t recall seeing any celebrities besides Spiderman.
I’ll admit, I’m feeling a little trepidation.
I’m a part of a few facebook groups for people heading to BlogHer this year, and there have been some heated discussions within one in particular. Almost every day for the past week or so, there have been arguments, harsh words and asshattery.
Mostly it has been over swag and how some people are already fighting over it. There have been discussions of whether people will attend sessions or not, who is and who isn’t being invited to private parties and some holier than thou attitudes. To watch it play out has been uncomfortable.
I almost considered posting in there that I chose to have c-sections and not to nurse my sons; I use disposable diapers; I think homeschooling is weird; and that I’m pretty sure Jesus dropped F-bombs when he was provoked just to stir the pot a bit. But then I remembered that I’m (sometimes begrudgingly) an adult, and I don’t wanna fight, especially with people I don’t even know.
I’ll pop some popcorn and watch the show, though, if only to know whom I’d rather avoid when I get there.
I’m beyond excited about the opportunity to learn and network. I also know it will be a lot of fun, because I’m heading up with Heather and Kelly, and it is impossible not to have fun with them. We don’t even have to try.
In that spirit, I give you my new favorite song.
See you on the flip side. I’ll be stressing over what to wear and packing until then.