So apparently every female who is anyone in the blogging world shells out money to go to the wonderful, exciting, once in a lifetime every year BlogHer convention. This year (or maybe every year, I really never cared until this year) it’s in Chicago. While not a trip I could make quickly, it’s not all that far from my neck of the woods. I even had one of the coolest people in the world offer me a place to stay (you know who you are, admit it if you want to.)
So you ask, Ms Sarah, what is the problem? What’s wrong with you?
Well, it is only a mere $400 a ticket.
$400!!!!!!!!!! What the hell does that do? Does it buy you a solid gold ticket?
If I had $400 just laying around, there are so many things that I could do with it. Fixing my dishwasher, replacing my son’s broken beyond repair glasses, and perhaps even pay for a few good nights of sleep are just a few things that come to mind.
I figure that people that go to BlogHer are all going to get really amazing t-shirts that glow in the dark or connect to the internet or something cool like that. I thought I should make my own t-shirt that says “93% of the bloggers I know went to BlogHer, and all I did was make this stupid t-shirt.”
I imagine there will probably be gift baskets for every blogger laden with such things as solid gold “BlogHer” underwear, Godiva chocolates, diamond infused sparkly moisturizers, and silver shake weights. Desserts are probably served for meals, complete with your choice of wine, cocktail, or an IV filled with caffeine. A massive muscled male masseuse with a name like Sven or Antonio will lurk behind every plush velvety seat, ready to massage those worries about how that underwear is giving a solid gold wedgie right into nonexistence.
I bet there will be hot tub sessions. Everyone will sit in a hot tub while learning how to be a better, more inspiring blogger. There will be laundry service so good that not only will the attendees laundry be clean, their laundry back home will be washed, dried, and put away by email.
And everyone will leave with perkier breasts, because well, why not?
But no one will actually know all of this, because like Vegas, what happens at BlogHer probably stays at BlogHer. There most likely are those devices that erase your memories (think Men in Black) positioned at every exit at the end. All attendees will only retain the knowledge that they have gained, returning home to wonder “Where the hell did I get this USB powered toaster?”
Are you going to BlogHer? I expect a full report if they don’t erase your memory, one full page typed single spaced. And those little shampoos and conditioners and lotions that they give you, I’ll take some of those too. Are you NOT going to BlogHer? What do you think you’re missing out on? In honor of those of us NOT going to BlogHer, there is a special event being hosted on Twitter by Jenn Rose and myself on Friday JULY 26th from 9 to 11 pm EST. The link to the event on Facebook is HERE. Otherwise, be sure to follow Jenn from Something Clever 2.0 (@JennSmthngClvr) and me (@sadderbutwiser) on Twitter, and find us using #HomeCon13!
My friend Terrye from The Adventures of a Misplaced Alaskan has some thoughts about BlogHer too. Don’t hesitate to go over to her blog to fill your brain full of more BlogHer craziness. Good times… Read 101 Excuses for not going to Blogger 2013
DISCLAIMER: I am pleased as punch that some people that I know and love actually get to attend this. Some people I know are even some of the Voices of the Year winners! That is so exciting. I hope they really enjoy their drunken relaxing dessert and toast filled weekend! 😉