After careful consideration, and pleas for my best-roomie to forgive me, I've decided not to go to BlogHer in San Diego this August.
My original plan was to go un-sponsored, paying for everything myself like most people. As the time gets closer for me to book my flight and pony up my part of the hotel room costs, it's just not happening like I'd envisioned. I toyed around with maybe getting a sponsor, especially since Listen To Your Mother is having a party at the conference and stuff, but there were no bites. But I honestly was really mostly looking forward to meeting friends for the first time in person, like Morgan and Desiree. I guess I thought I had to be there.
Then also this week at the Great Gabe Escape fundraiser I won a 3-night family getaway to a river cabin in Michigan, owned by Amanda.
Back to that ::breathe:: calendar. Literally, there are no open 3 whole days before school starts back up. Except for around the time I was to be in San Diego. Jeff had already taken that time off so... not really a hard choice to make after all. I'd rather spend that time with my family pretending we have our own vacation home than at a blogging conference! [I am not the blogger you want to model for how to "make it" in this business.]
Now, no hard feelings, blog conferences. Remember just a couple months ago I up and left the fam for a few days to go to Mom 2.0 in NOLA. And if I did have the money and/maybe sponsor for BlogHer this August I wouldn't be writing this post. I do think it's going to be a fabulous conference. I have a good feeling about it. It will just be missing me. That's all. But I am just a speck on a speck in Internetland. And you can have me for free right here. Virtual hugs for everyone!
Now, who wants to buy my early bird rate BlogHer ticket?