Saturday, July 19, 2008

BlogHer or bust!

I don't even know where to start with my BlogHer08 recap. I may have to sort it out in a later post. Sadly, I did not snap one single photo. I brought the wrong memory card for my little point-and-shoot camera. Boo.

In the meantime, I'm at the hotel with Brent. He works up here in San Francisco once a week, coincidentally at a hotel just a few blocks from the BlogHer conference, so that worked out nicely.

I skipped the last BlogHer cocktail event tonight to spend some time with Brent and our Nor. Cal pals, Matt and Nicole. Dinner was DELISH but pregnancy heartburn has reared its ugly head. Ugh.

Anyhow, I can easily look back at the entire conference and say that I accomplished everything I wanted to -- and more! I got some great fodder for articles I'm doing for my work. I met lots of freelance writers who'd be great for my company's site. I met all the wonderful gals I had hoped to. They were all super sweet and exactly as I'd hoped. I met a gazillion other fabulous bloggers to fill my already-way-too-full Google Reader.

I'm thinking more about what I want to happen with this site, including redesign and perhaps even incorporating some unintrusive advertising. I've learned about some exciting tools and tricks. We'll see what I end up doing with it all, but I'm even more pumped up about being a blogger than I was before.

I really enjoyed being with my "people." That is, people who don't look at me sideways when I say, "I'm a blogger."

I'll try to pull together a more coherent recap post later. My feet are tired and my brain is full.

Oh, total tangent, but I got called back for a second audition for the game show! Whee!!!

"Oh Jenna, that's great. For the first time in your life you'll be in a room full of women and you'll be the least crazy one." - Pete Hornberger, 30 Rock


  1. sounds like a great time.
    WHEEEEEE!!! for the game show callback!

  2. Perfect quote from 30 Rock.

  3. I'm so glad you had fun! Maybe I'll be brave enough to go sometime. Did Brent go at all?

  4. Yay for the game show callback!! Big Money, Big Money! Wrong show but I hope you get the same results :o)

  5. Wheeee! Yay for the callback!

  6. I don't know anything about BlogHer, to be honest. I'll have to look into it.

    Good luck with your second audition! :)

  7. oooo i can't wait to get inspired by your layout revamping! I usually have to schedule about 14 hours about twice a year to change my layout.. because I have to do it in one sitting or else I forget half the html stuff.

    glad it was a great weekend!

  8. Glad you're back. Seems like you had a really good time and I'm excited for your call back. Yahoo - a certified celebrity!!

  9. if you ever need a freelancer, you can always let me know!

  10. Welcome home! BlogHer sounds so fabulous! Yeah for the call back!! That's so coo!

  11. BlogHer is just one more thing that makes me wish the hub wasn't so adamantly against blogging. it sounds like so much fun, and yet there's no way i'd ever be able to sneak a trip in :(

  12. You so much more big time than my little blogger self. Glad you had a great time at BlogHer. :) Boo to the heartburn though. Boo!

  13. Amy Sedaris portrays one of the strangest characters on television in Jerri Blank, a 40 something freshman in high school, and she talked to us about her approach.



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