I am a BlogHer newbie. Got off the waitlist a month ago. Have no hotel room. Have a vague plan for how to get to NYC.
One thing I know for sure. BlogHer will be busy. In a good way, but busy nonetheless. I am a high energy, go til the last minute type, but even I am worried. Worried about what?
The noise. The length of time at the event. The meeting and greeting part. I can be as cheerful as the next person, but I get tongue tied if I have to explain who I am/what it is that I do over and over again. After a while I know that I am “done” and in need of a break.
At Mom 2.0 I retired to my room on the first night. The Mad Men cocktail party was so much fun. I chatted with someone about volunteering until the end. I think we closed down the joint. I somehow missed the memo about everyone heading upstairs to the restaurant/bar. Feeling tired and at a loose end, I drifted back to my hotel room, but I was unable to sleep or get anything done. I rested a bit, and made a second appearance downstairs refreshed. Removing yourself from a hectic environment can ready you for a successful re-entry a short while later.
At BlogHer I will be using the Serenity suite!
By the way, are you a brand? I would LOVE to connect with you about sponsorship. I can help you get the word out about your brand or service while I attend BlogHer and before and after the conference. I have worked with brands such as Nerf, Build-a-Bear Workshop, Old Navy, and many others. If you want to chat about how I can help your company, let’s connect. My e-mail is JillAnneBerry @ msn . com
I will be a first time Blogher attendee as well! I cannot wait to experience the chaos that is Blogher. Bloggy Boot Camp was amazing, and I’m not expecting something as intimate and amazing, but a quite different amazing nonetheless. I am beyond thrilled to mingle with bloggers that I love and admire, and those that are so intimidating to me, I’ll probably stutter, say stupid things, and make a total mess of myself. Then, I’ll apologize in a comment on their blog later on that week…