Monday, July 30, 2007
BlogHer '07 Recap
Wow. What just happened? I arrived home from BlogHer ’07 last night and my brain feels like it has been through a wind tunnel of sorts. So much to absorb – my brain was completely rocked.
I've never seen so many powerful, brainy women (and a smattering of guys) in one place – about 800, I’m told. Each with their own laptop and most, with their own blog(s). I interacted with so many of them, each one more creative and articulate than the last. (More photos on Flickr.)
Craft mamas were EVERYWHERE. If there are dominating groups at BlogHer, it goes as follows: Mommy Bloggers, Food Bloggers and Craft Bloggers. I find this charming and hilarious - we basically still have the same interests (plus a few thousand more) as a 1950s housewife except now we've got tattoos, laptops, voices and, best of all, choices. Nice work, ladies. Keep those knitting needles sharp ...
Some favorite quotes:
"From now on, assume that everyone is press," Elisa, Lisa and Jory, founders of BlogHer, kicking off the conference
“Being passionate 24 hours a day is exhausting,” – Claire Blaustein from cookthink.com
“Keeping a blog is like having a child, it must be fed,” – Elizabeth Edwards, wife of Democratic Presidential candidate, John Edwards
“I like being a blog husband,” – John “Fletch” Fletcher
“Tell your boobs to quit staring at my eyes,” –t-shirt on man walking around Navy Pier
“I was naked … once,” –Liz Strauss, interjecting in a discussion on how quickly women disrobe in front of one another
“Don’t be scared of the Site Meter,” – Ree, "Confessions of a Pioneer Woman"
“It’s my world too!” – Elizabeth Edwards, responding to my "Thanks for attending" remark.