A Very Important Poll

Are you going to BlogHer?
(Real post coming soon. Stupid Termite Guy ruined my day. But, more about that later. For now, I must know if you plan on going to BlogHer.)

68 thoughts on “A Very Important Poll

  1. Procrastamom

    I am going to book my tickets to Blogher as soon as Ed McMahon gets here with my giant novelty cheque, made out for a couple of hundred thousand dollars.
    If he doesn’t knock on my door though, I’ll have to forgo those plans and stay home and sulk like every other year.
    You live in Cali Yvonne. You probably know Ed. Could you ask him to stop by my house?

  2. Y

    Susan… who is “they”? and why do you think that?
    And I wish I knew Ed, I need that mother fucker.

  3. Susan

    I don’t seriously think that. But, I do feel burning shame for my little blogger blog and, therefore, don’t feel worthy to attend a big blogging conference with big-time bloggers and blog hers and all that blog stuff. I’m sure “they” are very very nice, actually.

  4. Emily

    Oh how I wish I were. I am making plans to attend Converge South 2007 since it’s local (and free).
    (But mostly because it’s local.)

  5. Y

    Susan, I suppose I should hav ebeen a little more creative with my response, I know you really didn’t mean it, but I just don’t want you to feel that way. BUT, I felt the exact same way last year, so I know what you mean.
    That said, I think you’d have fun if you went because it is what you make it, you know?

  6. Marilyn

    You bet your sweet bippy I’m going to BlogHer. I’m hoping there’ll be copious amounts of alcohol there. Not necessarily during the workshops, though that might be nice too.
    (I normally just lurk cuz I roll like that but I had to answer this.)

  7. Marmite Breath

    Sadly, no. I was planning on it (just to meet and hug You and Amalah and Jenny from Mama Drama) but now I have 2 weddings and a trip to England to be dealing with, so money is too tight. I’m pissed aswell. I’m sure it will never be this close to me again!
    Also, even if I did have the money, I would just keep being a total spaz about “OMG, all the POPULAR BLOGGAHZ ARE TOO COOL FOR ME!” and other such crap, so it’s probably best that I don’t go.
    *sob*

  8. gc

    Since I haven’t blogged in a while, I guess that disqualifies me from attending…not that I can really afford to go anyway….

  9. Michele

    I’d love to go but fear I’d get there and people would be all “uhh, who are you again?” That, and the money issue.
    It does look like a crap load of fun though.

  10. Karly

    If anyone out there in Y’s comment section would like to buy one of my children for 200 bucks, I’ll be there. Otherwise, sadly, no. I will not.

  11. danelle

    Too ‘spensive for me too. Since I only work part-time I feel HELLA guilty spending any money on myself like that. Besides, I think you have to get more than 5 comments per post to be allowed in…lol.

  12. Brandi

    I don’t have a blog, so that answer is no.
    I’m dying to know if the house has termites though. That might make me smile a little as I think of your landlord having to pay to fix that. hehe

  13. Karen

    I have no choice. I have to go, so people can ooo and ahhh over my milf prowess.
    *snort*
    riiiight.
    Yeah I’m going. And you have to as well. I need a roommate.

  14. Melissa

    Yes! Yes! YES! OMG! I’msoexcitedIcan’tsitstill!!
    …andthinkImaypeemypantswhileontheairplane!!
    Okay -decaf for me from now on… Yeah – I’ve persuaded my sister and a friend to go with me (they both started blogging this year). We are staying at Teh W and are trying to find a fourth for our room – so we can have drinkys in the lobby club and not have to sell our nonexistent children to do it! You should come by to see us! We’ll be the out of place uber-dorks in the corner trying to figure out how to drink a martini without spilling it! Okay – I’ll be the uber-dork cuz my friend and sister are much cooler than I am!!

  15. Nina

    Nope, not going. But then I’m not a real blogger and am not that interested in learning anymore about it. (And pretty much only read blogs because I’m nosey! haha) Also, I am poor, therefore going anywhere is out of the question. (And I’m way shy.)

  16. Meegan

    I’m not a blogger, although I’m toying with starting one. I think it’ in Chicago this year, yes? I happen to live in Chicago and if I thought I could crash a party or two, count me in! ‘Course I have a baby, a husband that travels and I’m a SAHM so my real answer is no. But it’d be cool if you went and told us all about it!

  17. tiffany

    well, i only have a blogger blog, and very few people know me, but i’m going anyway.
    i mean…that’s how you become a better blogger, right?
    and maybe i’ll spot you in a hallway somewhere doing the worm?
    so, yeah. i’m going.
    but i’m still trying to convince someone from my little blog circle to come with me, so i don’t feel like a no-friend loser.

  18. Brandi

    No. I’ve thought about it, but my biggest fear is that no one will want to play with me. I read a bunch of blogs daily and lots of those bloggers know eachother. I don’t want to be all by myself.
    Self esteem rules, doesn’t it?

  19. Danielle

    I really, really, really want to go but I don’t think that I’m going to be able to go because of money.
    I had worried about going and meeting people like you and Chris from Notes from the Trenches but you wouldn’t really know who I was and I’d be that dorky kid in school that always hung out with you but you didn’t know my name and that would be really embarrassing. But really it’s the money thing holding me back.

  20. Suebob

    As Scarlett O’Hara would say “As Gawd is mah witness…” I am going to BlogHer. If i have to work every weekend doing freelance between now and then to pay for it, I AM GOING!!!

  21. Laura

    Nah, too far away. I should have gone last year when it was so close to my home. After I saw all the photos posted from last years Blogher, I knew I really missed out on some drunken fun.

  22. gabrielle

    Lord, I wish I could, but as my family (me, my husband, and 4 year old) is taking care of my great-grandma (age 96), I don’t think I can justify leaving my hubby at home with the kid and the old lady for a few days of fun and debauchery, as tempting as it is. Damn it all! I would give anything to give you a hug, and especially to see you do the worm!
    But, if you ever find yourself in Eastern NC, please send me an email- we have great BBQ and we keep the wine stocked up!

  23. Amy the Mom

    Um…I would…but I have the sneaking suspicion that it would be like reliving high school all over again. I don’t think my fragile ego could take it.

  24. Jenn

    Yes I am! Will be my first trip to Chicago. Pretty much my first trip ALONE anywhere in the US (am not from here). Terrified, excited, terrified, happy, terrified. But booked flight, hostel and ticket. So no turning back!

  25. mo

    despite the fact that i dont think anyone reads my blog i’d love to go and hear people talk. and things. and eat peanut butter m&ms. but i’m in new zealand; so unless i win the lottery – no.
    i should start buying tickets to that lottery, huh?

  26. Margarita

    I will be there.
    And if I tackle you with a huge hug and camera flashes, please do not be alarmed.
    I should probably warn others, too.

  27. Sensible One

    Hmm. If I didn’t think it would feel like High School for a nerd all over again, I might consider it. I imagine walking into a room full of women I’ve been reading about, and everyone turning around like “you? What are YOU doing here? Do we know you?” :)

  28. Candy

    I must not be listening because I don’t even know what BlogHer is! That’s what I get for sleeping in the back of the class.
    Do you have extra credit I can do to make up for it?
    Candy

  29. Melissa

    I would love to and am within driving distance, but the fear is great. The chances of running into any of the two dozen people who even read me with any regularity seems pretty slim. It would be fun to see the real live faces of all of the writers that I admire, but I don’t want to drive all that way to sit in a corner by myself people watching. I think this is giving me hives.

  30. becky

    I don’t think I’ll have the vacation time to do it. Gotta save up for later in the year. And we have big expenses coming our way late in the year, too.
    BUT, that said, I must tell all of you ladies who are tentative and worried that you won’t know anyone. I didn’t. I got there the night before things started, so I wouldn’t have to roll in way early the next day.
    Everyone was friendly even though I didn’t know a soul and they didn’t know me. And I came home with new friends – lots of them. Some are mommy bloggers. Some are just moms who blog. And some aren’t moms at all. There’s a wide variety of women there and I can almost guarantee you’ll find people that you have something in common with.
    (Not to forget that I did see you, Yvonne. And thank you for having me sit at the table with Stacy and Kris, et al, that one night. They were (are) fabulous.)

  31. Helen

    When it’s in England I will go for sure….this year, no, I wish though. I am all aquiver though, that another blogger is coming to England and has a name like Marmite breath that the sting of probably never going to blogher has been dulled somewhat. Hoorah for Marmite and visitors. Y have you found a new home yet? Have I made you cry now? Every time someone asks why we have a ‘FOR SALE’ sign in our yard I cry..when they ask if they can buy my couches because ‘ you probably won’t get a house as big as the one you are in now will you?’ I stop crying and start swearing.

  32. Erika

    Yup, I’ll be there. If you’re going, I’ll bring my green shirt and we can be twins again! I do want a roomie, though. I have a res at the Dub but it’s awfully expensive!
    For all you gals that don’t want to go because “nobody” knows who you are or reads your blog- Bah Humbug! I found the conference last year to be inspiring and informative and walked away with great information and some new friends (Y included!), even though “nobody” knew who I was. Also, it inspired me to start The Makeup Bag, so I’m totally happy about that.
    GO for yourself!

  33. teachbroeck

    Bloher is in Chicago? Like not so far from WI? Nothing cool ever happens here…well except concerts…I could take the Amtrack all the way there and DRINK on the way!!!! Then my fat rolls and insecurites won’t stop me from hanging with the cool kids!

  34. coco

    I would love to go… but it seems weird that I would go when I don’t even have a blog. My son has a blog, that my husband writes, and I spend lots of time (LOTS of time) reading other peoples blogs. Are there seminars on how to be a better blog reader?

  35. Desiree

    Noooooooooo
    And also, no. Too far away, too expensive, no desire to deal with any potential drama.

  36. Melina

    I’m going to Blogher, I just started blogging but have been reading blogs for a while now.
    My best friend, her sister and I are going (we are looking for a fourth to share the room). They have been writing far longer then I have, but I’m excited to see what it is all about and meet other bloggers.
    Hope to see you there.

  37. Carrisa

    I am going to BlogHer. Plane tickets have been purchased. Room has been booked. Small digital camera has been purchased so I don’t have to lug my big Rebel. All that’s left to do is buy conference tickets and stash away some spending money.
    PLEASE COME Y!!!!!
    I can’t be the only BIFF there.

  38. Valeta

    I wish I could go. It is too far, expensive and all that. :( I am new to blogging anyway.
    On top of that I am pregnant and due August 3rd. I could be having a baby while everyone is having fun at blogher. :D

  39. Elizabeth

    I’ll be there.
    And if I tackle you and hug you and tell you how HOTT and fabulous you are, please don’t call security and have me kicked out.
    At least not until I do the same to Amalah and Zoot.

  40. nazila

    Yes, only because I need some more airline miles. ;)
    Well, that is not the real reason, but is one reason.
    That and you and dunkin donuts on every street corner.
    I lurve their coffee.
    nm

  41. CPA Mom & Soccer Mom Angela

    I will be there. I have overcome my fear of my sister being cruel to me, and I am going. I will be the one in the corner, telling myself “I’m good enough, I’m smart enough, and dammit, SOMEONE here likes me.”

  42. Jenny

    I’m going.
    For all of youse guys who are worried that it will feel awkward, and you’ll be excluded…just stop that right now. Come to BlogHer, and I will party with all of y’all (not that you know who the hell I am, but still.)

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