The twitterverse is all atwitter. The invitations are flying. Blogher10 is almost here. So why aren’t I more excited?
As Blogher10 approaches, I’ve been posting less, instead of more. I’ve been ignoring Twitter all together.
And I really don’t know why.
Maybe I’m feeling intimidated. Women I know who have been blogging for a lot less time than I have twice as many Twitter followers, lots of comments on their sites, a better understanding of SEO and probably did better than me on their SAT’s. Oh, and they’re all thinner for sure.
Maybe I’m just a downer. You know – everyone is excited so I can’t be.
Or maybe it’s because I don’t really know what I want out of it. I don’t think I could ever monetize Hip to Housewife, so that’s not it. I don’t want a free diaper bag. So that’s not it.
It’s bumming me out. Or it was. Because last night, I had dinner with the lovely and talented women from The Culture Mom Blog, A Child Grows in Brooklyn, Dusty Earth Mother and Ma Vie et Ma Joie. And I finally figured out why I’m going to Blogher and why I blog in the first place: the people. The women I’ve met in the blogging world are smart and funny and aware. They’re supportive and interesting. And quite a few of them make me laugh.
So here’s to Blogher. I won’t be at every party. I won’t understand a lot of the technical stuff, but I will be with an amazing group of women.
I think I could get excited about that.