I’m all over the place about whether to go to BlogHer or not. It’s going to be pricey, especially if I try to do it without a roommate (which, really, I’d rather not do – as much as I like my solitude, a conference like that would be more fun with a roommate or two).

Mostly it’s the whole “Will anyone talk to me” bullshit that I get all freaked out over when I start thinking about it too much. I am such a pile of nerves over this that it’s ridiculous. It’s the main thing holding me back. I worry so much about whether anyone will even know who the hell I am – this is definitely NOT an A-list blog. I’m not even sure it’s an E-list blog.

So I dither and I worry and I freak myself out about 10 times a day over this.

Why am I such an idiot about these things? Do other people do this or am I really the freak I think I am? I feel like I’m about to attempt to infiltrate the cool kids table while carrying my big, nerdy pile of books, glasses askew and wearing last year’s fashion.


Dither, dither, dither.

Could this post get any more navel-gazey?

ETA: I found a ticket for $118 round trip ($167 with all the taxes and fees), so I booked it. Lordamighty, what have I signed myself up for?

Anyone need a roommate? I don’t bite. I might correct your grammar, though.


18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ree
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 22:51:00

    On a selfish note, I hope you go!


  2. Kerri.
    Feb 17, 2009 @ 23:24:00

    I’ll be there, and I also live in fear of having no one to sit with at the lunch table. Care to share Ring Dings?You are A-list to me, and I’m excited that you’re going!!!


  3. talesofmy30s
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 07:13:00



  4. Fairly Odd Mother
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 08:57:00

    I’m going (and “YAY!” that you are too!), and also totally nervous about meeting people and having something interesting to say. If you see me hiding in a corner or the women’s bathroom, please drag me out, ok?


  5. Allison
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 09:23:00

    I’ve been to 2 BlogHers so far and trust me when I say, you’ll fit in. And considering the INSANE amount of women at this conference chances are you’ll know a couple of people there. Maybe even 5. Possibly 10. I will probably be going again this summer, for work, so I will probably see you there. Not sure though, it depends if my company can afford it. Damn recession.


  6. T-
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 11:02:00

    I’m so glad you are going! I am jealous.But if your blog is E-list, I’m Z-listed.


  7. rae ann
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 11:28:00

    man, i’m totally jealous. buck up and just know that you’ll have a super fabulous time. c’mon… what’s not to love about you?!if i were going, i would SO want to room with you.


  8. Araby62 (a.k.a. Kathy)
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 12:59:00

    Not attending, but I live in Chicago and would be happy to pass on tips for cheap eats, etc. Also nervously advance myself as a totally geeky, non-cool kid local who would love to meet up with you if you’re lonely 🙂


  9. Heidi
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 17:59:00

    I wish I were going because I’d offer to split a room with you. I just don’t think it’s in the cards. I was thinking about trying to attend one day and just “long-commuting” there, but we’ll have to see. And yes – if you’re e-list, I’m z-list, too!


  10. Ms Picket To You
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 18:00:00

    i’ll talk to you. i will also buy you drinks. um, what flight is that? do tell.


  11. Traceytreasure
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 18:10:00

    You’d correct my grammar and my bad fashion mistakes!! LOL!! I can’t go but I saw on Twitter that you are going! So glad you could swing it! If you see Suebob there, you must hug her for me!! Okay? I don’t even know if she’s going….Hell, hugs for everyone, okay?Hugs!!word verification: antirest!sums up BlogHer, huh? Party hard!


  12. Maureen @ Wisconsin Mommy
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 19:33:00

    I’m going for the first time too and have all the same thoughts! Save me a seat at the newbie table.


  13. Chicky Chicky Baby
    Feb 18, 2009 @ 20:29:00

    You will love Blogher and people WILL talk to you. I certainly will.Just do me a favor? When your social anxiety kicks in don’t drink a lot, ‘kay? Trust me on this. 🙂


  14. Christina
    Feb 19, 2009 @ 00:15:00

    This will be trip #4 for me, and trust me, you’ll have no shortage of people talking to you. (This from one book-carrying nerd to another.)I think you’ll have a great time!


  15. Naomi
    Feb 20, 2009 @ 20:04:00

    It looks like the problem won’t be finding a friend — the problem will be not having enough time to talk to all the friends there!I’m jealous. Have a great time.


  16. kittenpie
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 05:21:00

    Not sure if I’m going, though I’d like to – I had a great time 2 years ago. And don’t worry about not being a “big” blogger – I sure am not, either, and had a good time. It’s mostly a breastfeeding thingthat’s making me iffy about this year – but if I’m there, I willtotally tslk to you!


  17. type1emt
    Feb 21, 2009 @ 13:04:00

    I’d love to go, but doubt it will be happening this year.have fun!


  18. Auds at Barking Mad
    Feb 26, 2009 @ 11:53:00

    I do it to an extreme…so much so that it’s one of the MAIN reasons I am NOT going. I hate that I’m going to miss out on meeting people like you and some of my other favs…but seriously, once you see me trip all over myself trying to make small talk, you’d thank me for not showing up. *lol* I’m one big huge walking social disaster!


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