10.14.2008

What I Learned from BlogHer DC

I'm totally ripping this off of Jodifur. But with some link love, hopefully she won't mind.

I spent all day yesterday at the BlogHer DC conference. I signed up for this conference for several reasons. 1) It was in town. 2) It was a networking opportunity 3) I was trying to promote Baby Bunching 4) I might learn something new. All accomplished so it was a success. Added bonus: 8-hour break from my kids.

But this one-day conference taught me a few things I didn't expect.

1. As someone who used to be tech savvy, it was reinforced that I am indeed technically challenged. In my 20s I never would have thought I would say that. New goal: get caught up!

2. I still don't get Twitter. But I'm trying. Come follow me as "babybuncher."

3. I really want an Iphone.

4. I want to blog for a living. It's a perfect mesh of my skills--journalist, PR/marketing, ranting about random things. Will someone pay me to do this, please?

5. DC Metro Moms are a fun bunch.

6. I have lost all ability to small talk. Several times I said things to people I know, and many I don't know, and I wish I could have stuck my foot in my mouth. I really must work on this. I am apologizing to Devra, Amiee, Diana, and Stacy for random stupid things I said.

7. I think I may be ready to go back to work, but only after I get back up on technology and learn to stop saying stupid things.

8. There are many amazing women out there blogging....about things other than their kids. Who knew??

7 comments:

ARomero said...

Get the Iphone! (-:

Casey said...

Glad you had fun in DC! I was thinking about you today and came by to see if you ever posted after the whole trip down the stairs thing. I wasn't sure how it turned out and hadn't heard from you but then I saw you had posted on BB. Isn't it nice when a random stranger worries about your alive status? Kinda creepy, I know. BTW, if you find someone to pay you to blog, tell them I want some cash too. Wouldn't that be cool?

Devra said...

If you said something stupid, I have no idea what that would be! You are charming and fabulous. Take your foot out of your mouth right now!

agnes said...

I have to admit I was very intimidated at the beginning of BlogHer'08, I had no idea what to expect and it has been years since I attended anything like this.

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Cara Fox said...

i am jealous. i can't believe BLogHer Atlanta was cancelled. dang!

diana onorio funk said...

I can't recall a single stupid thing you said... perhaps it was because you were never able to get a word in edgewise around me, what with my own mouth spewing forth random stupidity left and right. Had a blast hanging out with you -- looking forward to chatting more at the unelection party!!

jodifur said...

of course I don't mind. Thanks for the shot out!