I'm going to BlogHer again this year. I had no choice - Deborah willed it to be so. I leave today and I know that I will have a great time because I learned two valuable lessons last year: 1. You have to actually talk to people if you want them to talk to you.
2. You cannot cure a hangover with Jimmy Dean sausages wrapped in pancakes.
So, my goal is to talk to people and to avoid eating my way through the expo hall. I dream big.
This year I am also a panelist. There is a little badge on the right side and if you click on it, you can see the topic of my panel. I'll be talking about networking and mentorship and taking online life offline. I'm surprised they didn't ask me to speak about my brilliant hangover cures.
If you look over at the little badge about the panel, you might also notice another little badge - one of my posts was selected as an honoree for the BlogHer Voices of the Year. I'm honored to be an honoree. It also makes me feel honorable.
I've seen a lot of posts about BlogHer and what to pack and there are people freaking about how many pairs of shoes to take and what fancy dresses/ensembles to bring. There is a lot of fashion anxiety out there. So, I thought I would put all minds at ease by telling y'all how my kind of lez packs for a 3 day conference:
The contents of my suitcase:
- 3 pairs of pants
- 3 t-shirts
- 3 shirts
- 3 pairs of socks
- 3 pairs of underwear
- Extra bra
- One pair of shoes (Fluevogs, of course)
- Product for my hair do
- Soap and shampoo
- Toothbrush and toothpaste and floss
- Bottle of wine
I would like to call your attention to ONE PAIR OF SHOES and BOTTLE OF WINE. See - this packing thing is simple. Now, if that bottle of wine breaks, I'll smell like a drunk the whole weekend but I can always hang out in the room in my underwear and drink from the mini-bar. Win/Win.
I'm also providing a community service - when the fancy ladies feel like they are not fancy enough, they can stand by me and look fancy once again! But wait - there's more! If I am wearing wine-soaked clothes, they'll also get to feel more functional than me. My generosity knows no bounds.
That's all for now! Watch out Jimmy Dean - I'm comin' for ya!