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Ye Olde Gone Fishin’ Sign: Leaving for BlogHer

As you read this, I am on a swanky swank bus traveling up I-95 to the annual BlogHer conference.  Or maybe I’m actually already there by the time you get to this post.  I don’t mean to imply that I am going to be indefinitely traveling the interstate until you read this.

This will be my fifth annual conference.  I think.  Working backwards: I went to San Diego (2011), New York (2010), Chicago (2009), and San Francisco where I distracted Lori from learning about Twitter (2008).  Yes, so this is my fifth conference.  Though perhaps the first one that I am entering without feeling completely discombobulated despite the fact that I have been living on Jupiter all summer.  Some of that comes with the fact that it is closer to home than past years, some of that comes from getting a lot of work accomplished right before I left (just in time to return and be behind again!), and some of that comes from knowing so many people going.  I’m going to get to see a lot of old friends as well as meet people that I have spoken to online for many years.  Plus I woke up an hour before everyone else this morning so I could finish packing while everyone else slept and have time with the twins and Josh once they were awake.

As I’ve done in the past, I’m going to write posts and upload photos when I can from the conference.  I am traveling sans laptop, so we’ll see how well this works.  If nothing else, look forward to seeing a photo montage of a bunch of ALIers when I get home.  But I think I’ve figured out a way to post from the road.

Also know that I’m probably going to be slow to add people to the IComLeavWe list over the next few days or respond to email.  No worries — you don’t need to resend.  I’ll get to it when I get home, but I’m just explaining the lag time.  Not that I’ve been excessively on top of things in recent months so it may just feel like business as usual.

I would love to take you along with me as I have in the past, so feel free to leave a comment below and direct me here or there, to meet people or hear things or take a photo.  I love having you along with me in my pocket for the trip.  It makes the wheels on the bus go round and round.


1 KeAnne { 08.02.12 at 2:06 pm }

Have a great time, and I’m looking forward to following along on your panel! There are lots of NC bloggers going, including the formerly NC Fadra, so if you meet any, say hi!

2 Meredith { 08.02.12 at 2:53 pm }

Hope you have a wonderful time! You are too cute. If you need to get away with a friend or two for a break, City B.akery (18th and 5th) is one of my favorite spots because I love the upstairs seating and the Flatiron district and their croissants/pretzels.

3 Tiara { 08.02.12 at 3:16 pm }

Enjoy your trip & the conference. Say hi to everyone for me…I don’t know anyone there or anything but say hi from me anyway 🙂

4 Lori Lavender Luz { 08.02.12 at 3:19 pm }

I have butterflies at the thought of seeing you again!

What will you distract me with this year?

5 a { 08.02.12 at 4:34 pm }

I hope you have a wonderful time! And that you have safe travels…

6 Keiko { 08.02.12 at 6:56 pm }

Wishing I could be there and wishing you safe travels. If you like French bistro, I highly recommend Matisse – 2nd Ave & E 49th St. It’s out of this world.

7 Io { 08.02.12 at 7:33 pm }

Have fun! Someday I’ll make it to another BlogHer and follow you around like a puppy again.

8 loribeth { 08.02.12 at 8:36 pm }

Have fun!! I am looking forward to all the posts — & perhaps a video or transcript from the session you’re hosting?? : )

9 Jodifur { 08.02.12 at 11:56 pm }

Great to see you, if only for a second.

10 luna { 08.03.12 at 12:24 am }

flashbacks to meeting you for the first time in SF! and lori. and PJ. and josh. making those connections was the definite highlight for me. (though I still feel badly I couldn’t direct you to a good veggie spot that was walkable in your fab boots!)

not sure if pizza is on your list of edible foods, but john’s on bleecker is the best.

hope you post some pix!

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