Monday, July 14, 2014

California, Here I Come, Again

In 2011 I used the same blog post title, minus the word "Again" to write about my first time attending BlogHer. BlogHer11 was in San Diego and this year we will be in San Jose. Now I am a veteran -- this will be my fourth conference -- and I am going back to California. I've got my business cards ready, with my twitter handle on them this time @buttercup10024. I've already downloaded the app for my phone and I'm figuring out what to pack. My thought is comfortable, but cute. If this year follows tradition there will be a lot of picture taking.

One of the speakers is Kerry Washington and I am excited to hear her. But I've found what draws me back is the recharge I get for blogging. It's been hard to get back into the swing of blogging. I've been away. The weather is nice and I am not as interested in sitting in front of a computer when I can be out and about. I should be exercising, decluttering, working on a novel, etc. All those thoughts fade away when I enter the world of BlogHer.

I also love the fun stuff. Meeting some of my favorite celebrities....

Love my buddy, the Doughboy... (2013)

...and my buddy, the Lorax. (2012)

I enjoy meeting bloggers I might not otherwise have the opportunity to meet in BlogLand and at this point also look forward to seeing familiar faces. There are moments I do get overwhelmed. Sometimes the discussion is running a little fast and I feel that my little blog doesn't have a place with all the talk of sponsors, monetization and syndication. But I take a breath and remember that the race is not always given to the swift. I also remember why I continue to blog, both for the pleasure of writing and for the great friends I've met.

Please let me know if any of the Citizens of Buttercupland will be in San Jose next week. I'd love to meet you!

On the home front...I'm totally unpacked and I'm even doing a little decluttering. I shredded some papers from the trip and filed others away. One of my goals is not to be overwhelmed by things I bring back from BookExpo, vacation and BlogHer and this week is the time to catch up. 

As ever, thanks for visiting and take good care! 


Susie said...

Buttercup, You just amaze me. I am looking forward to seeing more of your fun photos. Hope you are having the best weather. Blessings, xoxo,Susie

Melinda said...

Sounds like you have a great

Enjoy your trip!

M : )

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

It's a good thing you have a little time between trips. I agree when the weather is nice it is hard to sit at a computer. Looking forward to hearing about your next adventure.

Mevely317 said...

You're having the grandest adventures this year! Then again, you deserve it!

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

Take a few bottles of water with you, it is dry, dry, dry, out there. I have spent some time at San Jose airport but that is about all.

You are such an adventurer and we all admire you so.

Kerin said...

You are an adventurer.. that is certain.

Enjoy your trip, and safe travels.
Looking forward to your posts all about it.


From the Kitchen said...

Have a great time recharging your blogging battery!


Theresa said...

Oh my goodness, I will be in California but not near you:( Enjoy your trip and learn lots for ALL of us! HUGS!

Sola Scriptura said...

What a busy life you lead! I'm sure you will have a great time in California. I can't wait to hear all about it!

Becky K. said...

Have FUN!! You are so adventurous. I admire that so much.

Anonymous said...

So fun! Have a great time!


ENJOY your visit. Be sure to post lots of updates.