So, I am officially attending the Blogher Conference in August and I am NERVOUS. I am not really sure why I am so nervous, seeing as I definitely have no problem going up to people and speaking to them, but I am. I guess this whole arena and group is just entirely new to me. I am terrified that it is going to be like one of those high school reunion movie scenes where everyone is adults but they are still brutal to each other…only I didn’t even know any of these women in high school.
Let’s be honest, I just started blogging three months ago and don’t really have my footing yet…let alone a proper header on my blog itself (ahem, I am still offering a lifetime supply of homemade truffles – you know who you are). So who the heck do I think I am going to a blogging conference?!? But I do really want to learn more and figure all of this out. Plus, it is in New York this year, so that felt like a sign. Yes, clearly I was looking for a sign.
I feel like a confused and self-conscious tween. What should I wear? Who will I eat lunch with? Do my new ‘blogger business cards’ look okay?
Alright, I never had that third thought cross my mind when I was twelve (partly because the internet was still something you dialed up through your phone line maybe once a week, so I definitely wasn’t doing any blogging) but the general anxiety is really quite similar.
If you are reading this and you are a real, live fellow blogger who is attending this conference or who knows someone who is attending, please, please, please reach out to me. I’d love to walk into this situation knowing at least one person.
If not, I guess I will just have to find a group of women and ask them to be my friends. It worked in college.