I'm going to let you in on a little known fact...(I have been to Blogher)
Yeah, I barely had even started blogging, and I heard about a blogging conference at Navy Pier. I asked Husband if I should go...he said sure...so I went.
I. WAS. CLUELESS...but I went.
So there I am...little ole me walking into the big blogging conference. Who sits down next to me (I kid you not, in at least three of the sessions) Bossy. At the time...not only did I have no idea who she was...but at one point, I thought she was stalking me (no, Bossy was certainly not stalking me...she stalks John Cusack fer Chris'sake)
Who else did I plop myself next to? Rocks in My Dryer Shannon. She dumped a TON of info on me, she is a smart cookie.
I did not keep in touch with them. I didn't know that blogging is about networking. I didn't know anything about blogging AT all. (I did however, by complete dumb luck, meet and keep in touch with Formerly Gracie...yay! I wish she was going to Blogher this year.)
Flash forward to now. Blogher is in Chicago! This time...I have a CLUE (at least I think I do;)
I had to think about that first Blogher, because I have spent way too much time sweating what I'm going to wear:P I did go shoe shopping this weekend (success=not). Now I realize...at night, I'll be wearing hot jeans, a cute top, and black patent stilettos. You know what else...during the day, I'll be wearing hot jeans, my favorite Nocona cowboy boots (hot and comfy) a cute top, and I'll probably top it off with a sassy jacket (it's cold in those hotels).
So...if the crowd goes dressy, I may pop in at home and switch out the jeans for a little pencil skirt, or dress...I don't have to pack, so I can play that by ear a bit. I'm just done thinking about it:P (and so lucky I don't have to pack)
I just can't wait for Blogher! If I can give you one little piece of advice from my doe eyed, newbie at her first conference experience...it would be...Get business cards made.
Seriously. Just get your name, and your url on a white card. You will be SO glad you did. Go to Kinko's, order from Zazzle...whatever. Would you like to see mine? I love how they turned out...hold on...I'll run take a pic...(sing the Jeopardy theme song while I'm gone....lo, lo, lo, lo, lo, lo, lo...)
OK...that took longer than I thought (truth be told...I'm watching a cheesy show Maneater with Sarah Chalke...cheese:P)...any way...here is my business card...
Don't you love 'em?!? I LOVE 'em! Illustration on front...business on back...cute and to the point;)
Now it's roll call...who's going to Blogher? Show of hands...and what'cha wearing?;)