Pity Party for 1

by dee on July 24, 2009

Every year as the BlogHer conference rolls around I find myself feeling jealous of all of those who are able to go.  I want to go.  I love the idea of being surrounded by 1500+ other women who get why blogging is so cool.  I love the idea of being able to speak geek talk with other people who actually understand what I’m saying.  I really love the idea of meeting so many of the bloggers that I’ve been following and talking to online for years.  It would be such an incredible experience.

But…

In order to go I would have to shell out way more money than I can afford.  I would also have to somehow manage to come out of my little shell I hide under in social situations (but a margarita or two would help with that part).  Plus, I’m pretty sure I would end up completely overwhelmed with the whole thing.

So instead I sit at home watching the #blogher09 tweets fly by and reading the blog posts of those that are there and dream of some day being able to make it happen.  Maybe when the kids are older.  Maybe when we get a little debt payed down. Maybe, maybe, maybe.  Someday…

I plan to spend Saturday enjoying my kids and hopefully get away from Twitter for a bit.  I can’t stay completely off the computer as I have some blog maintenance/site design type things to get done this weekend, but I really need to focus on the important things and just quit  feeling sorry for myself.

{ 4 comments }

1 Jenny Bean July 24, 2009 at 4:08 pm

I would also love to partake in blogHer but I guess I’d have to start blogging again!! But I can relate to feeling overwhelmed by it all. Perhaps we’ll get to meet there one year!?!
I do have plans though- a video/photo/ blog that is all about my struggles and hopefully successes with weight loss.
My sister the fitness guru and I plan to both start up websites in conjuction with each other (me being the one needing guidance and her site offering it, to everyone). Just in the planning stages right now… I’m so at a loss for where to go for help with the blog and website it’s crazy. I just want to go somewhere that can accommodate a simpleton like myself with a lot of grand ideas :0)

2 Lara July 24, 2009 at 9:50 pm

Honestly, hon? There’s a lot of “feeling sorry for yourself” going on here at the conference, too, myself included. We are all great at coming up with reasons to feel discontent. Sad, but true.

Still, I wish you could be here too. I would LOVE to hang with you. :)

3 B July 27, 2009 at 8:51 am

This is the first year where I’ve actually wondered what it would be like to be at BlogHer. I’ve read all the posts about it and it honestly seems like some people are completely irritated at most of what is going on.

I know that feeling of “someday”. I have that quite a bit myself. I’d like to see you again, someday….just maybe not at BlogHer :)

4 Vera
Twitter: verabear
July 29, 2009 at 4:33 am

I know what you mean! It sure looks like one big party, no?
I hope you do get to go sometime. It’s pretty much hopeless for me, I’d need a plane ticket to get there!

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