BlogHer: Why I’ll Be Heading to NYC in 2010
I love New York. And it's not just the Sex and the City imagery, bargain manicures, and mystery smells lining the busy streets. I'm just a girl who loves city living, and though I'm a Bostonian to the core, I've always wanted a taste of living in the big city next door. At least for a little while.
OK, there, I admitted it. Don't worry, I'd still root for the Red Sox. And now you understand why I was a little disappointed back in the day, when Jon declined Columbia for grad school and we instead moved to a crime-ridden suburb just outside of the nation's capital, where someone tried to sell us crack outside the supermarket. For real.
Anyhow, back to New York City. The reason I bring it up is because it has long been known (6 days) that BlogHer 2010 will be in the Big Apple. And no amount of mommy blogger discontent will keep me from going because aside from the distasteful behavior (for a remarkably accurate musically comedic summary, visit Telling Dad), there was SO MUCH AWESOMENESS about BlogHer 2009. For me, it was all about connecting with people in real life. Just like the conference tagline. And on that front, BlogHer delivered. I have heard folks tweet/comment about not wanting to attend BlogHer 2010 after hearing about this year's shenanigans but I hope you will reconsider once you read this post (also, please read Jory's excellent personal post about all of this).
I plan on following up with some of the awesome pictures I snapped (I'll leave it to two professional snaps here) because I haven't had a chance to download my pictures (the backlog is several months long unfortunately and I'm short on time this week). Meanwhile, here are my shiny, happy moments from BlogHer:
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Kudos to Jory, Elisa, and Lisa for putting together an amazing event! I have more BlogHer thoughts and photos to share in the coming days. It was an amazing weekend and now you know why I'll be heading to NYC in 2010.