BlogHer in NYC was overwhelming and amazing at the same time. What I loved most about the conference were the impromptu encounters I had when I met bloggers for the first time either in the lobby, at a table or randomly walking – these short conversations were simply pure awesomeness. And finally getting the opportunity to say “Hi, I’m Heather” to readers and bloggers that I have known for so long was surreal.
I have to be honest though, because of a conference this size it’s very hard to meet up with everyone you want to meet up with. And trying to read someone’s name tag from afar was tough and then up close it was so awkward because you started to appear as if you were staring at their boobs or their crotch trying to read their name – so I started to give up. And even though I had cell phone numbers of peeps I planned to meet, it still was a challenge to “find” each other – within a sea of 2,400 peeps, trust me, this was not easy.
But I was really great about taking pictures…for like the first two hours. Then I got caught up in the actual conference and meeting peeps that I forgot to take pictures. Isn’t that always the way? Now I am kicking myself because I so wish I had visual memories from some of the amazing parties and events I attended like Getting Gorgeous, Sweets in the City or The Mouthy Housewives.
Anyway, check out the cute video I created with the minimal amount of pictures I did manage to capture. I am happy to be home with my family and returning to this awesome space. This conference certainly reminded me of one thing – it’s how much I love this blog and how much I adore you for reading.
And please leave a comment telling me whether you would be interested in reading a “what I learned” post about a conference of this magnitude. I don’t want to write another BlogHer post if you are all tired of reading about it – but if there is sincere interest that would benefit most, I will publish my experience so please give me some feedback! And if you want to hear audio, click the media file below first for the full effect: