When BlogHer announced the date and location of next year's conference two things went through my head:
"Should Tania go to the BlogHer '10 conference in NEW YORK FREAKING CITY or go to her 20th high school class reunion and stand in the corner and muse over what happened to that hot boy she had a crush on when she was 16 years old and he never gave her the time of day's hair and probably leave after an hour?"
Going to Blogher -The Pros:- It's in New York City and despite being just a few hours away I've never been. And yes, I've just admitted that I'm really that lame on the internet.- Overwhelming, but in a good way.- Late night parties, good conversation, and you never know where you're going to end up at 3am.- SWAAAAAG: The steel cage match. Two people go in, one person comes out with a trial-sized bottle of laundry detergent.- I like to squee.- Where else can you gush over someone's business card and mean it?- Seeing friends I only see once, maybe twice a year. Even the ones who live twenty miles away from me.- *add something here about cultivating my craft and building business relationships and blah blah blahdee blah*The Cons:- The price. Wowza. I think I need my own street corner to pay for next year.- Overwhelming, but I'm working on my social anxiety. One drink at a time.- Exhaustion. Come to find out, I'm not twenty anymore. Who knew?- Four days of squeeing when I'm generally done after two.Going to my 20th reunion -The Pros:--.....-- Um.-- I'm sure the food won't be too bad?The Cons:- Really? Do I need to write it all down? I have kids to take care of before they go off to college.