With all the parties I’ve been telling you about, I have failed to mention that I did go to a couple of sessions and I networked like crazy. I found the sessions boring because I felt they were really geared towards the newbies. I enjoyed meeting all the food bloggers though and was completely embarrassed to have to stand up in front of them all to introduce my food blog in 10 words. I don’t like when all eyes are on me at all!
I met several lovely ladies from the various companies like Leapfrog, Vtech, and Scholastic. In fact, Amanda was super nice and I had the pleasure to sit by her during the Rocco lunch:) Oh, and we have a Scholastic giveaway coming soon!
Me and Amanda from Scholastic:)
I also met Emily Post, author of the most wonderful set of children’s books ever! Oh she has other books too but I would love to have had the manners book for little ones. I really met to buy it before I left and completely forgot. She’s absolutely delightful and it was an honor to meet her.
As great as the Blogher food was, it was nice to get out of the hotel and eat at my own diner. Yeah, I’m everywhere over there including the airport! What? You didn’t know I had a chain?? Well, duh! I’ve got pictures to prove it:)
Me and my menu!
So I was asked by a gal earlier if I felt intimidated at all by anyone and my answer is yes. The three people that I wanted a picture with but didn’t even approach, were Megan from Velveteen Mind, Bossy from i am bossy, and yes…Erin from Queen of Spain. Why didn’t I approach them? I don’t know really. Maybe it was the fact that every time I saw Megan, she wasn’t smiling and I was afraid it was a “bad time”. Maybe this short and fat girl didn’t want to stand next to Bossy’s beauty & grace. And Erin, well…..I’m not sure how to take her. Do you judge by things you hear?……no…..would I sound stupid talking to her in my ol’ Texas accent and if not, what would I even say to her. These were just some of the things that kept me from approaching these people. Maybe another day, another time.
So the highlight of the weekend? Hmmmm, there were so many great things and VERY fun times but I would have to say it was Heather’s words at the closing keynote. Not ’cause she’s the famous Dooce but because what she said made so much sense. It made me sit back and think about what kind of relationship I want to have with my readers, as well as the friends & family that read my blogs. She’s this famous, wealthy woman that treats you like you’re her best friend. She doesn’t act all high and mighty, she’s real.
She said something that I loved. She said that she reads every single comment, backlink, etc. She said that if we the readers can take the time to comment or reference her, it’s her job to read every single one of them. Even though she doesn’t always respond, she reads them.
This is exactly how I feel. I may not always respond but I am ALWAYS reading your comments, your blogs, and thinking about you. I hope you all know that!
Thank you Heather for reminding what’s most important.
That’s it about Blogher. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m gonna finally get some rest. My brain is fried, my body hurts, and my big toes are still numb from wearing high heels at the Macy’s party. If any of you are trained from one of those massage therapy schools, please drive to Sweetwater, TX and give me a massage. I desperately need one;)