I've been hesitant to write too much about my trip to Chicago because I don't want to bore you to tears. In addition, I remember last year when I had just begun blogging and everywhere I turned on the Internet (for weeks) was Blah, Blah, BlogHer Conference. It got old. At the same time, several of you have emailed or tweeted with questions. I decided I'll use today to answer some of those random questions and give you a few snippets about the conference and then tomorrow I'll move on.
Were there many hot men to hang out with?
There were a few.
(I just noticed my cleavage in that picture. How did that happen? See what I mean? It always sneaks out on it's own!)
Why is your hair so blonde?
I had it lightened to show off the pink streaks. Next time I get it cut I'll have them put dark in it to return it to my natural shade of blonde.
Did you have fun at BlogHer?
Yes, but it was exhausting.
Would you go again?
I am going again. I already have my ticket to attend next year on August 6th and 7th in New York City.
What did it feel like to meet people in person who you've known online for a long time?
[Photo by Amy Windsor]
It felt great! A lot of squealing went on when a lovely lady said, "Hey Twenty Four I'm Vodka Mom!"
Are you and Undomestic Diva really related?
Yes, she's my niece and she's adorable. We did tequila shots one night. I think. It's all a little fuzzy. Oh – and breakfast/coffee at Starbucks together one morning.
Did you actually learn anything while you were there?
[Photo by Carla Duharte-Razura]
Yes, yes I did.
Were the parties as fun and crazy as everyone says they are?
I'll be honest. I'm not really a party person. I'd rather be with a small group of friends than at a large, crowded, party any day. The BlogHer parties were large and VERY crowded and also very loud. Conversation was next to impossible. I went to most of them. I made the rounds.
[I wonder who that is under the burger bag hat?]
After short visits to the parties I frequently left with a couple friends to sit and chat over a glass of wine. It's just who I am. I'm introverted. I'm shy. I liked being out on the walkway by the river. At night the city lights up and the lights are reflected in the water. It's beautiful. It's even better with a few friends and some great conversation.
Did you get a lot of free stuff (swag) from corporate sponsors?
Yes. I gave most of mine away. It wasn't important to me, but I do appreciate the fact that companies are acknowledging the growing Internet audience.
Was there a lot of drama going on with all those women together in one spot?
I've heard there was drama going on, but I steered clear. Life is what you make it and I chose to have a drama-free trip to Chicago.
Did you flash your boobs while you were there?
No, not even once. I did take a clothed boob photo with Mr.Lady. The two of us did a prolonged chest bump. I think she liked it! (I know I did.)
If you had to pick your favorite moment of the entire conference, what would it be?
Visiting with friends on Sunday evening, my last night there. At that point almost everyone had left and gone home. Four of us just relaxed and talked for hours. It was the perfect ending to a hectic few days.
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