Mission Statement

We are a people who tell stories in one form or another.
After all isn't blogging just another way to gather around and tell those stories?

Motherhood is Painless is about finding the humor in the every day. In finding the happiness in those stories that we tell. What would happen if we *all* learned to laugh at ourselves? Maybe then the dark corners would recede a bit and we would all rejoice at the love we find there.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

I went to Blogher12 and all I got was...

BlogHer 2010 swag
BlogHer 2010 swag (Photo credit: jen_rab)

Well...that was a thing.
After talking about it for a few years (since the last time it was in NYC,) I went to BlogHer's annual conference this year.

I just *went.*

I don't know many bloggers, and the ones that I'd really consider friends aren't really nearby or were travelling to the conference this year.

But I packed up my new business cards and took the subway a grand total of four stops and there I was. Surrounded by thousands of other bloggers. Some famous faces, some regular joes like me. It was amazing, and overwhelming and humbling all at the same time. I focused on the sessions geared towards small bloggers, trying to feel proud of this space despite seeing writers with thousands of followers in the same space where I was. I made small talk, handed out cards and perused the Expo hall. I walked away with a lot of stuff. (also, a migraine that lasted until Sunday afternoon. Big crowded space and I don't get along so well.)

But at the end of it, I feel a little better about my little blog here. It's just my corner, my soapbox.

This is also my first post using Zemanta, who I met in that Expo hall. Lovely ladies, and hopefully something useful for the blog.
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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

dang look at all that loot! next time count me in... we'll be partners in crime..