Wednesday, July 20, 2011

BlogHer 2011 - T-2 Weeks Away!

BlogHer 2011 in San Diego is almost here and I've hardly had enough time to think about it and prepare.  It seems everyone is buzzing about it, so now I'm getting nervous.  

It's my first blogging conference, and I really just want to gain knowledge and insight.  I am not going to be discovered or impress anyone.  I'm actually just hoping to be a wallflower and soak it all in.  Party it up and get wasted? Not so much - my family is coming along and I'm still nursing, so it's not really an option.

I think it will be great to learn a ton from the blogging community for my marketing communications profession.  But then again, I'm not even sure I want to be in marketing or social media anymore.  I'm bored of it all.  

Now I know I sound like a wet blanket; I'm aware of how pathetic I sound.  I think I'm still mildly depressed and pumped full of postpartum hormones.  Under prolonged stress of being unemployed and staying at home with 3 kids. Keeping up with a massive amount of laundry, pee pee/poo poo pants, meals, domestic humdrum, etc. It's all just so damn exciting!

I have aspirations.  I have passions.  I have knowledge, experience and people skills (hee hee Office Space reference). Whatever though - I have NO TIME or ENERGY to get out of my paralyzing slump.  Having 3 kids just happens to just slow me down way more than I ever expected.  

If my asshat of a boss hadn't pulled his shit on me by terminating me on maternity leave, I would be working and keeping my head clear this very minute.  I hated him though, so I'm glad I'm not working for him.  I have no clue what I'm going to do next though. Job, author, small biz owner, freelancer, SAHM - what???  So lame to not have a clue when I've always been so driven.  

So back to BlogHer... we're staying in a hotel in the GasLamp area and I'll be hoofing it to the convention center.  Either that or hitch a ride with one of the bicycling taxi drivers.  
Where the parties are at!

Agenda? Not sure yet. Parties? The low-key ones where I would be comfortable and hopefully be inspired in some way.
I've heard other chick bloggers mention that 'mommy bloggers' can be very cliquey or high schoolish.  I'm so not interested in that kind of scene.  I don't think I'll know anyone at this conference and that frightens me a little.  And my blog is really nothing that I want to market - it's just personal and messy and totally unprofessional - which is fine by me, really.

I also am not interested in jumping on the mommy marketing bandwagon.  I'm not a brand and I don't want to pimp out a bunch of products for someone.  I would only want to work with companies/products that I gel with and can feel passionate about.  But, honestly, with my personal, whiny, complaining posts, who would want their brand attached to it. But, again, I'm totally OK with that too. 

I am just so nervous because everyone seems to be hyping it up and I have no clue what to expect.  They are fretting about their outfits - I couldn't care less.  San Diego = casual.  If there was going to be a convention center full of hot guys who are into chicks with 3 kids, I would certainly worry about what I wear and how I look.  Otherwise - eh.  

Let's see if I can shake my BLAHS in the near future. I'm sure my family would appreciate it!


  1. New visitor and follower from the hop.

    Great post - I am not going to the conference, but would be interested to hear how it was.

    Fellow mommy blogger.

  2. Thanks for attending monday mingle hop, following back and i look forward being part of your blog.

  3. Thanks for attending monday mingle hop, following back and i look forward being part of your blog.

  4. Thanks for stopping by and saying hi! I really appreciate it! I will hop by your respective sites after I've gotten a little shut eye.