2008-07-12

It takes a blogosphere

I haven't talked much about going to BlogHer, mostly because I don't have much to say about it (that I haven't already said on Twitter) other than I am mighty glad to be going.

Plus, I know what it feels like to not be going and faced with post after post of what you are missing out on. I wrote this last year (sparing you the click, you're welcome):


I feel like the little sister whose big sister just came home from a date and told me she DID IT. Lost her virginity. I'm thrilled and want to hear ALL ABOUT IT, but I am also envious.

You see, I didn't go to BlogHer. A lot of my bloggy friends did...and the photos and stories are trickling in. Dammit, some of them make me SAD because I am so bitterly jealous. I'm not too proud to admit it, even if I should be. I totally missed out on what was not only a fun time, but a great learning opportunity.

So I get it. I know how you feel. In fact, I think part of the reason I haven't talked much about going is that I'm still pinching myself, unsure that it's actually true.

Anyway, as you may recall, my laptop died. Beyond repair. So I'm a blogger without a laptop. You may also recall my camera has also gone to the great darkroom in the sky (or to be more current, perhaps I should say the great Photoshop CS2 in the sky). That means instead of bringing a laptop and camera to BlogHer, I'll have a notebook and sketchpad. Maybe I'll have some renderings of the Break-outs for you when I get back, like drawings from sealed courtrooms.

It occurred to me earlier today that if I don't have a laptop, I won't be posting (why it took me so long to put that together I'm not quite sure). I don't want my poor bloggy to be ignored for four days, so that brings me to the crux of the post.

If you aren't going to BlogHer this year, wanna guest post?

I'd love for some of you to take over the reigns for me while I'm away, which is Thursday-Sunday (that's July 17-20th). If you're interested, leave a comment or email (no dot watch dot me at gmail dot com) or DM me via Twitter or just send really strong telepathic signals.

But wait! There's more!

No, there isn't. I've just always wanted to say that.

12 comments:

  1. You're a cracker. I'll let ya post from my lappy if y'ant to.

    smoochies!

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  2. You have a phone camera, right? That should get you at least a few photos....

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  3. Anonymous7:20 AM

    Well my goodness, I'm finally resurfacing a bit and see you are all over the web now . . . what I wouldn't give for a bit of free time to join you a bit but I'm still pretty bogged down - shot you an e-mail w/links . . .

    mntnmiss . . . aka Missy

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  4. I was going to suggest also that someone will likely loan you their laptop to post.

    You'll also probably have a very rich experience, because rather than viewing it all through a lens or with your head down in the screen, you'll be up close and personal the whole time!

    See you this week!

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  5. Thanks, VDog. I was totally planning on grabbing - I mean borrowing - your lappy to at least tweet. But this is fun, and I don't know that I'll be able to focus enough to actually post.

    And hey! If I can, there's no interwebs law against two posts in one day, right?

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  6. Did you get my Twitter DM from yesterday?

    I'd love to guest post for you.

    Kim
    http://rainydaydiamonds.blogspot.com
    rainydaydiamonds(at)gmail.com

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  7. You just made me feel just a little bit better about missing it. A little bit. Still jealous.

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  8. i feel that same way yet again this year, except this year i know a whole lot more women who will be there, but not lil ol' me. ;oP

    i'm interested in guest posting. drop me an email if you'd like me to and suggestions on topics. curious if recycling an old post would be acceptable. thanks for the consideration. :)

    and have an amazing time at BH!! :)

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  9. I don't even own a lap top - I'm still using a DESKTOP! The horror!

    I really wish I could go to blogher.

    Do you already have all your guest posters?

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  10. Okay, the names have been drawn and I'll post them tomorrow. Not that I'm trying to be all elusive; I just don't know how to link from the comments.

    Thanks everyone who emailed and DM'd and commented; I'm truly honored you all were interested in babysitting here while I'm drunk. I mean, at BlogHer.

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  11. I can barely post to my own blog, but if you ever get THAT desperate, I'm your woman.

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