Friday, July 27, 2012

I’m Looking Forward to…#BlogHer12

I'm going to BlogHer '12

So, I’ve taken a couple of weeks off from Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop because quite honestly, life has taken over. Summer has become insane. I can’t wait for school to start again for some normalcy…but I’m thoroughly enjoying summer.

That said, I’m participating this week in Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop because next week I won’t get around to it cuz I’ll be in NYC!!!

Yes, you read that right! NYC baby!

I’m going to BlogHer ‘12 a humongo blogging conference.

How am I getting there?

{insert vomiting}

I’m flying…GULP…flying. I haven’t flown in 11yrs because the last time I did I had a panic attack. Oh my gosh, can NOT think about it. Seriously, I’m starting to sweat and feel queasy…

Let’s talk about things of BlogHer that DON’T make me want to hurl!

Meeting bloggers. I know that sounds “duh”, but if I had only one reason to go to BlogHer it would be to meet the bloggers I’ve followed and connected with, some for years like Melinda and Liz.

Then there are a few new ladies that I’m going to explode with joy to meet like Vanessa who is dragging me from one party to the next. This chick knows what she’s doing! Amy is a Bestie on FB and a great blogger who I’ve grown super close to and Megan who I recently found on Facebook thanks to BlogHer and who has taken the blogging scene by storm! She’s brilliant btw.

I have been blessed in so many ways for this trip! I bought my ticket last year in hopes I’d be able to find a sponsor to get my hind end out to NYC. I didn’t really attempt it, so no sponsor for me. I’m actually staying with another blogger!! Yes, no hotel costs, but dang we’re gonna have a lot of parking fees. My daughter’s best friend’s mom is a flight attendant and got me a buddy pass. I’m flying (dry heave) for dirt cheap.

Speaking of flying…I’ve flown my whole life, starting when I was little. I flew every summer from CO to MD to visit my dad. Then I flew overseas for years when he lived in Saudi. It never phased me. Then I became a mom and became illogical.

I even attempted to connect with rental car companies in hopes I could do an awesome road trip in a rental car and blog/tweet/facebook my way to and from BlogHer. Guess I’m still not awesome enough. I even entered to win a road trip out there. lol Didn’t get that either. So, it looks like the only way I’m getting there next week is to get my keester on a plane. yay me.

As much as I’m looking forward to connecting with Big Brands, I’m more excited about the people and the experience! If you’re going to BlogHer, be sure to send me a Tweet at @MimiBakerMN and let’s connect. I’m all about the SOCIAL part of Social Media!

Mama’s Losin’ It

The Prompts:

1.) Share one good thing you’re looking forward to.
2.) List 10 things that make you angry.
3.) If you could change one thing about yourself, what would it be?
4.) When was the last time you made something with your hands and what was it? (inspired by mindbump.com)
5.) Write a post or poem inspired by the word: dreams.

Bonus Vlog Option:

6.) Do you have a family pet? Introduce him or her to the internet in a video blog post!

4 comments:

Sorta Southern Single Mom said...

Oh I can't believe you are going too! I'm so upset with myself for not going...stupid anonymous thing. I really need to LLC myself so I have a little protection and can start going out in public.

I'll be in the area... I should hop the train and meet y'all for lunch!

Megan Broutian said...

That is so sweet of you to say - even though it's a complete exaggeration :)

Amy F said...

Can't wait to see you at BlogHer, Mimi!

Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I can not WAIT to see you. So super excited!!!! You really have a special spot in my heart because we met online so long ago!

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