I’m Going If You’re Going.

January 19, 2012

So, BlogHer 2012.

It’s right around the corner.

Okay, not exactly, but early bird ticket pricing ends in a month, so this is key decision-making time.  And to go or not to go… that is the question.

BlogHer 2011 was so easy for me, it would have been silly not to go.  All I had to do was drive down to Sandy and put on my friendly face and pretend I wasn’t skeered into a cold sweat.

And then I got there and met a bunch of cool people and learned a little, too.

And then I drove back to LA, making it in under two hours, and found S and H injury-free and relatively clean.

But this year BlogHer will be in New York City.  Which is both awesome and not awesome.  Let’s break it down, shall we?


  • Duh, it’s New York.
  • I could reconnect with bloggers I met last year.
  • I could meet some who didn’t attend last year.
  • I will probably learn something.
  • I will likely have a lot of fun.
  • I have family in New York.

Not Awesome

  • A plane ticket to New York.
  • A hotel stay in New York (I am feeling broke already).
  • With the time difference, it will take me all day to get there, which means I will want to stay a day longer than last year.
  • I will want to spend some time with family, which means I will want to stay a day longer than last year.
  • I will not learn as much as I’d hoped.
  • I will likely have too much fun, rendering me sleepless and racoon-eyed for the duration of the trip.
  • I will be seeing New York, and my husband will not.  Instead he will be in charge for even longer than last year, while I am far, far away.

Let’s not do the math, which will make BlogHer 2012 an overall not awesome idea.  Rather, I want you to convince me one way or another by telling me whether you are going or not.  Because I certainly can’t go if I won’t have anyone to eat dinner with.

Basically, I’m going if you’re going.



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7 Responses to I’m Going If You’re Going.

  1. Leigh Ann on January 19, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    No. 🙁 I was really hoping for somewhere in the middle, especially since it was in NYC in 2010. And although i am dying to go to New York, it is frightening to me alone.


  2. Joanie on January 20, 2012 at 7:25 am

    Yes you do have family in New York! Our place has an extra bedroom that you are welcome to stay in – thus saving the cost of a hotel room. You can take that “not awesome” item off your list! …And we would LOVE to see you! xoxo


  3. Alex@LateEnough on January 20, 2012 at 8:23 am

    If I can get a little sponsorship or a volunteer position at BlogHer12, I’m going. I love NYC and figure I know what I’m getting into this year. Although I’m not worried about having too much fun. I’m much too awkward for that.

    I should know by the end of February. I would lovelovelove to finally meet you.


  4. Kir on January 20, 2012 at 10:26 am

    I AM GOING…and if you’re smart you will be going too….:)

    I am hoping that one of the HUGS I get in August is yours sweet thang 😉



  5. Ginger on January 20, 2012 at 11:40 am

    I wish. But damn, last year BlogHer broke the bank, even being in my damn backyard. I just can’t justify the cost this year. I wish like hell I could though, I had a freaking blast last year! (Thanks in large part to you my dear).


  6. JustMe on January 21, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    As much as I miss that damn city, I can’t spend money that way at the moment. I wish I could because I have been wanting to meet everyone in 3D for so long now..

    If you’ve never been to NYC, it’s remarkable – and also really fucking weird. Basically – a great time.


  7. Mandy on January 25, 2012 at 7:38 am

    I have to go! It’s on my side of the world this time!


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