As I sit here watching all the “heading to BlogHer ’12” posts, I realize how sad I am that I decided not to go this year.
I went to BlogHer ’11 in San Diego last year and had a blast. It was more than just an extended girls weekend, but it was that too. Up until a month ago, if you had asked me if I was going, I would have said, “Absolutely! Wouldn’t miss it for the world.” Turns out I would miss it for my world.
There’s no big, dramatic reason I’m not going. I’m not going because I have a four month old who doesn’t take bottles well. Even if he did take bottles well, I wouldn’t want to leave him for several days. I could commute from where I live in NJ, but then that changes the whole dynamics.
I want to go again for a so many reasons. First and foremost, though, I want to connect with other bloggers. I want to meet the people who’s blogs I read everyday. I’m not going because I know if I bring Little Hiccup, I won’t be as social. My attention will be divided. LH’s mood with the arrival of two teeth this week has only reaffirmed that decision.
Yes, I want to go for the resources provided by the conference itself and for the swag, but I can thankfully do some of that from home with #BlogHerAtHome! Which I will most definitely be participating in!