BlogHer ’11 has been over for more than a week now, but I went right from the conference to an extended vacation with my in-laws. They took all of us, plus my spouse’s siblings and their kids, on a cruise to Mexico (about which more later), but since I bled money every time I logged in from the boat, I didn’t do much blogging that week. (Sitting on the Lido Deck with a cocktail was more compelling at the time.) When I got home, both the lawn and the laundry pile were several feet high.
But I want to give a big shout out to all of the bloggers I met there, especially ones I’ve known virtually or read for some time, including Vikki of Up Popped a Fox, Shannon of Peter’s Cross Station, Deborah of Peaches and Coconuts, Riese of Autostraddle, Autumn of Pam’s House Blend, Elisa of Mother Talkers, Gloria Pan of Moms Clean Air Force and Moms Rising, and of course Polly of LesbianDad, who is also Director of Conference Programming at BlogHer. (If I’ve left you out, apologies! It wasn’t intentional.)
If any of you want to read through the live blog of our panel, “Minding Your Own Business – When diversity is simply good business,” it’s here. I’m completely impressed that the liveblogger was able to capture so much. I certainly can’t type that fast.
Overall, it was a weekend of connection and inspiration, full of talented, intelligent, yet (as far as I could tell) down-to-earth women (and a few men), not all of whom wanted the same thing from blogging or approached it the same way. Great stuff.
Next year in New York, ladies!