You can’t do it all at BlogHer. You can’t ignore the ubiquitous-for-a-reason advice about wearing comfortable shoes and not have your feet turn into raw hamburger by the second afternoon. You can’t explore the whole city while hanging out in a hotel. You can’t adequately hydrate yourself on Diet Coke and Red Bull. You can’t take good photos if you’re too lazy to haul your camera around. You can’t sneak off to your hotel room without feeling guilty for not taking advantage of every moment but oh god naptime. You can’t wear a Spanx product without announcing to literally every person in a ten mile radius that HEY CHECK OUT THESE FUCKING SPANX IT’S LIKE I’M A HUMAN SAUSAGE WOOO. Speaking of sausage, you can’t even remotely deal with the Jimmy Dean sponsor booth like a mature adult and of course you have to publicly deep-throat their featured product: a sausage on a stick.

You can’t spend luxurious amounts of time with everyone you’d like to and some people you will look for but never find. But the time you do spend with friends, the people you’ve known and brand-new faces, will be amazing, so good and fun, and your face and throat will ache from laughing.

I’ve been thinking about whether it’s worth it, this conference that requires so much travel effort and expense and seems to get exponentially larger and more unwieldy each year, and I think the answer has to be yes, because there’s just nothing else like it. BlogHer is expensive and chaotic and overwhelming and I love the shit out of it. I can’t wait for next year.

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6512 and growing
11 years ago

Glad you got to do it up in the big city. You look awesome in that picture…but surely you have some more juicy details for us?

Junni
Junni
11 years ago

Is that a unicorn CAKE?? Charlie going to Candy Mountain?

Kristi
11 years ago

Those shoes? Kick ass! The End.

Lucy
Lucy
11 years ago

You look lovely, New York looks lovely!

Ann
Ann
11 years ago

THANK YOU for posting the Duff cake. With all the boozing and ass shaking, we somehow didn’t stumble upon it at the party…..

Aimee
11 years ago

I think you may have forgotten to talk about what the world wants to know about the BlogHer’10! :
-Jimmy Dean Sausage clock
_Maraduke’s Ball Sac

VERY important stuff.
:-)

MH
MH
11 years ago

Unicorn porn makes me cry.

Kizz
11 years ago

It was lovely to meet you on Friday night. It was my first experience of the wonder of Blogher and I really did love it but damn, you can’t do everything. Woof.

Sarah
11 years ago

It was so great to meet you at the Style Lush get together! We laughed, we talked about baby boy poop, who could ask for more?

kalisa
11 years ago

So glad I got to meet you!

Irene
Irene
11 years ago

DUDE!!! those shoes! where????

Lawyerish
11 years ago

Goddamn, you looked hot in that dress. I am so glad I got to meet you! You’re pretty much awesomeness personified, just as I suspected you would be. And obviously gorgeous, goes without saying.

Also, I’m thrilled you posted a picture of the famed unicorn cake since I was too busy standing around awkwardly, unable to hear a THING at that party over the din of music, to get to see it in person.

I am so freaking old.

Jenna
Jenna
11 years ago

Holy hell, I need to ask – where did you get those shoes? Because I WANT! :)

Kriss
11 years ago

HOLY SHEEP SHIT, those shoes!!! Rawr! =)

My skechers-covered feet suddenly feel very clunky.

donna
donna
11 years ago

You look like a spy! Awesome!

Angella
11 years ago

You had BETTER be there next year. Who else is going to make me get in a pedi-cab and careen through Times Square with me?

I MISS YOU.

Victoria
11 years ago

Glad you had a great time :)

Becca
11 years ago

Love the pictures. Would love to hear more!

Danell
11 years ago

Pardon me, but Spanx? Really? Isn’t that sort of…redundant, or something…with a figure like yours? Shit, I’d prolly run around NAKED with that figure, shouting “CHECK ME OUT!”

Kristabella
11 years ago

SO GLAD I finally got to meet you!

Also, I’m jealous because I thought those elevator mirrors were fat mirrors! And apparently they aren’t since you look hot! :)

Dana
11 years ago

Goddamit! I wish I ran into you. I was on the look out but you were stealthy. Next year!

Gretchen
11 years ago

There are UNICORNS at BlogHer?! That’s it… I’m coming next year.

samantha jo Campen
11 years ago

I’m so glad we got to like, chat and stuff this year. Over lunch. Talking about poo.

Those are the good times.

Anne
11 years ago

It was amazing, wasn’t it? I’m SO, SO, SO, SO glad I got to meet and hang out with you several times over the weekend. I like you even more in person than I did online, and DAMN but I didn’t think that was possible.

JustLinda
11 years ago

It was my first time. Sorry I didn’t get to meet you (but maybe we cursed over the elevators together and didn’t even know it??)

I found it worthwhile and intend to go next year. I was overwhelmed and didn’t meet all those I would have liked to shake hands with, but there’s always next time. And the people I did meet where pretty darn awesome!

Helen Jane
11 years ago

I love that you’re down with the total everything of it all and explained it better than I could. Plus, dude, you’re, like, really, really hot.

michelle
michelle
11 years ago

What an amazing time! A very dear friend of mine from my college days is now a blogger, who goes by the name Tech Savvy Mama, and she attended it this year and last summer. I used to know (i.e. read) people at diaryland in 2002 who went to the old JournalCon. I always love reading and hearing about these kinds of meetings and meet-ups. And yeah, btw, great shoes.

Kristen
11 years ago

This year was my first time attending and yes, I found it simultanesouly overwhelming and awesome. Was hoping to meet you, but as you said – I ran into far fewer people than I hoped.

kate
kate
11 years ago

HORSE? HORSE?…. WITH A HORN? Bet your little guy loves that picture!

Kristine
11 years ago

Next year? You. Me. We’re gonna eat the unicorn head.
(Or maybe I’ll just ball up enough to say hi. Either or.)

Shawna
Shawna
11 years ago

Glad I ran into you early on, because I was apparently fated to not see you again. Next year in San Diego? Hells yeah!

Amauri Domingos
11 years ago

Suas fotos de New York não estão boas ! Você teve um ótimo professor ao seu lado, mesmo assim não aprendeu bem.

Mandarei outras para você Linda.

Beijo

Amauri Domingos

LOD
LOD
11 years ago

You were on my list of Hopeful Meetups. Sorry it didn’t come to be. Next time.

Mocha
11 years ago

Ok. I’ll comment and proclaim my love for you RIGHT HERE ON YOUR BLOG.

Ok? Happy now?

xoxo

Amauri Domingos Times- Square that night

Se eu fala-se ingles, voce estaria na minha lista.

If I spoke english you were on my list.

Your family photos are so nice