Monday, August 1, 2011

I'm So Excited! I Just Can't Hide it!

I can't wait for BlogHer, which is only four days away. Actually it's five days, but I'm counting Thursday afternoon, when I will be arriving in San Diego. I've printed out my airline ticket, reconfirmed the hotel and checked on transportation from the airport to the hotel. I'm even re-organizing my makeup and toothbrush travel bag tonight. My new business cards and buttercup stickers are all ready to pack.

I've looked over the agenda and picked out the sessions that look most interesting. I have several ideas for ways to make blogging more of a part-time job next summer, when I plan to retire. Not sure how that will go, but there are sessions that are tailored to this goal. I know it will take more than a seminar or two, but I am very optimistic that I will get some great ideas.

I'm also looking forward to meeting people. I'm planning to go to the Newbie breakfast and to a session for boomer bloggers. I've had a couple of doubts in the last few days, the proverbial "what ifs." What if I don't have anyone to talk to? When I put it in writing I have to smile. The folks I've met blogging have been some of the friendliest people I've ever met and I'm sure BlogHer '11 will be a terrific experience. 

If anyone is going to BlogHer, please leave me a comment. I'm the boomer blogger with little yellow flowers on her name tag and I'd love to chat with you!


19 comments:

We are: clamco said...

Sounds like it will be a lot of fun! I can't imagine that you won't have anyone to talk to. You seem like the kind of person that people are just drawn to. Besides, everyone there is a blogger and bloggers are the "bestest" people!
Thanks for visiting clamco...
Lorraine

Betty Rubble said...

Have a blast!!!

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I didn't even know about this, but I sure look forward to hearing about it!! HAVE FUN!! blessings ~ tanna

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

It will be a wonderful experience for you. Bloggers are such wonderful people and I'm sure you will enjoy it. I will look forward to hearing all about what you see and learn. Have a happy Monday!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I've been a part of BLogHer for a few years and I know that it has a wonderful representation of bloggers from all ages and walks of life, Buttercup! I'm sure you will meet many friendly bloggers at the conference and will pick up wonderful ideas and tips from them. Making a "living" out fo blogging isn't easy if you aren't the Pioneer Woman (everyone's blog heroine!) but it can bring some wonderful opportunities your way after you are retired. I wish I was going to the conference --maybe next time it is in NYC I will go.
I can't wait to hear about all your experiences -- San Diego is a fabulous place!

Melissa F said...

Have fun! San Diego is wonderful. It sounds like such a worthwhile event!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Thank you so much for visiting me at Home is Where the Heart is, its a pleasure meeting you.
I have always wanted to visit New York..What an exciting place to live.
You will Love San Diego its really a beautiful place and there's so much to do and see. I will look forward to reading all about it.
I have become your newest follower.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Barbara F. said...

Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit. I am sure you will have learned a bunch of interesting things. I hope to attend one if they schedule it for NYC. xo,

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a lucky duck! I can't wait to hear all about it.

LDH said...

I know you are going to have a wonderful time and can't wait to hear all about your time there :)

Grammy Staffy said...

Oh dear.... how will I stand it knowing that you are only an hour and a half away from me and I can't meet you??? If I were able to drive I could have picked you up at the airport and driven you to the hotel. These darn ribs of mine are causing me to miss too many fun things.

I would so love to meet you and you will be so close.We are inland about 100 miles from San Diego. What time do you arrive Thursday? Maybe John would drive me down and we could meet for dinner??? That is just a thought of the top of my head but maybe we could work something out. My email is staffansonl at charter.net. If you wish to get in touch send me an email and we can exchange phone numbers.

Have a great time at BlogHer'll. I am sure that you will make many new friends there and learn a lot. Tell us all about it when you get back. Hugs, Lura

Country Dreaming said...

Have a great time. Will you have time to see any sights??

Take care and be safe.

Melinda

Sheilagh said...

Have a Wonderful time, I am only slightly green over here.

Thank you for you kind thoughts and prayers for Ralph.

Love and hugs

Sheialgh

Kate said...

Carol
Have a wonderful time and take loads of pictures. I would love to see so many bloggers together. And keep dropping us a note. I've loved seeing your blogs when I go looking each day.
love K

k and c's mom said...

I hope you have an amazing time. I know people will recognize you and talk with you the entire time. I can't wait to hear about it! Most of us just think about going: you actually go! Hooray for you, Carol.

Chatty Crone said...

You lucky ducky!

TheNote said...

EXCELLENT!!!!!

Mimi said...

HI BUTTERCUP!!!!
I did not know this event even took place, I would have loved to have gone and met you there!!!!What a fun city to be going to. If you have not been to San Diego before you are in for a big surprise!!!!Make sure you get over to Coronado Island and visit the DEL!!!The historic pics are down the hall from the main lobby. Old town is also quite fun and you must have lunch under one of those bright umbrellas!!!
Look forward to hearing all about it!!!
hugs,
jamie

Mevely317 said...

Your enthusiasm is absolutely contagious :) ... I've no doubt you'll come away with LOTS of new friends!

Please wave at us when flying over Arizona, OK?