Monica Wants It: A Lifestyle Blog: Online Friends & Stuff {BlogHer}

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Online Friends & Stuff {BlogHer}

I’ll be Tweeting at #BlogHer11!

I am going to BlogHer in August. Me. The girl who loses e-mail subscribers quicker than a woman losing her dieting willpower on a Saturday night. I am that talented y’all. Now I like to say I don’t care I only have 237 blog followers and 30 (as of today, we’ll see tomorrow) e-mail subscribers. Plus 2300 Twitter followers *fist pump*…BUT I do care just a little. I started this blog to quit harassing a friend (a friend at that time…my how things change) about the things I wanted. I’d e-mail her things like, “Hey isn’t this lamp DIVINE?” and “Hey, look at this damask item. Isn’t SO me?” and I remember being ecstatic when I hit like 10 followers. It was insane. I said something along the lines of “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I HAVE TEN FOLLOWERS!”

One of which was my husband who I forced to subscribe. Smooches honey.

And about 2 years later, I hoped to be fabulous and have thousands of followers on my blog. And I have roughly 250. But, regardless, I am going to BlogHer.

Which makes me wonder, why am I going? And then I remember that these people I connect with online are, ya know, real people. I was fortunate enough to meet some of my tweeps back in April when I was in Austin for a conference. My persona online is pretty true to who I am. I am sensitive, cry during weight loss shows, overanalyze everything and really random. And I like bows and sparkly things as Kit would know.

I was a little nervous when meeting these lovely Austinites for dinner back in April. Would I be shy? Awkward? Talk too much? And I just tried to tell myself to be me and be social.

That’s what I did. And we had a fabulous time.

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Me, @gettinfitbritt, @melissalicia512 , @JHooker517 and @BeingKatieB.

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Brittany: I LOVE this girl. She is one of my dearest friends. I can tell her anything. ANYTHING.

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Katie: Super sweetheart. She is SO nice and sweet.

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Jeanette: Hilarious. She is seriously funny. And lovely to be around.

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Melissa: Witty and she runs. Like really runs. Marathons and stuff. So jealous- she is fit and cute!

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Twipals (twitter + pals= twipals)

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Obligatory lets-fit-as-many-as-we-can-in-one-shot-photo.

And somehow, thinking back to the fun I had on that Tuesday has made me a little less intimidated about BlogHer. I had a great time with these girls. It almost felt like we took our Twitter banter/chatter and just kept going at the dinner table. Like we’d been friends for a long time. So, that’s what I am hoping BlogHer is like. I have 3 amazing roommates: @temysmom, @Savingmoneyll, and @suzrocks. I feel like I am going to have some awesome roomies/women by my side to make BlogHer less intimidating and more fun. (Just FYI roomies, if you all try to ditch me, I will harass you on Twitter…kidding. Sorta.) But honestly, just e-mailing with them back and forth today about some BlogHer details has me psyched to meet people and take silly photos.

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^Silly photo.

But yet, I am still nervous. So this post is for me to make it known to the world that I’d love to meet you if you’re going to BlogHer. I don’t care about your stats, I don’t care about your Google page rank and I don’t care if you have 3 Twitter followers or 30,000. I’d love to meet you. If you want to meet me too, please feel free to DM me on Twitter, e-mail me at monicawantsit@gmail.com or leave me a comment on this blog post. People keep telling me to get cell phone numbers and make a list of people I want to meet, so this is my way of getting started. Gosh, I hope someone wants to meet me.

BlogHer is about making connections, and overall being a better blogger. I guess this means I should continue to post on a semi-regular schedule. Hey, I’ve done well lately with about 3 posts per week.

Maybe one day I’ll crack 300 followers?

A girl can dream. And boy do I dream big.

Come Talk to Me at BlogHer '11!

7 comments:

  1. I will be there! First BlogHer, first blog conference of any kind (*pees pants, just a little*)

    What I'm learning so far about the conference so far from other bloggers and Twitter:

    I have no idea what I'm doing. ;)

    @ChiMomWriter

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  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Made my night :) You should have put up the prom pose picture! LOVE YOU!

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  3. Love love love this!!! I was nervous meeting y'all too! But a couple margaritas helped calm my nerves plus y'all are truly wonderful to be around!!!

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  4. Have fun and looking forward to hearing how it went for you. I'm too nervous/leery to go to blogging conferences. :) *Hugs*

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  5. you know I've wanted to meet you for like..ever! i swear some day it will happen. I know you are going to have a great time at blogher!

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  6. so I got Rhoda's card from popping into a session late. am going through my stack of business cards now. went to Southern Hospitality... Rhoda had a shout out to you, and here I am reading all your BlogHer posts. I was a newbie this year too, and have yet to put together a recap. There's just TOO much! I only have 100 followers, and thought that was a big deal :) anyway, hi!

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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Online Friends & Stuff {BlogHer}

I’ll be Tweeting at #BlogHer11!

I am going to BlogHer in August. Me. The girl who loses e-mail subscribers quicker than a woman losing her dieting willpower on a Saturday night. I am that talented y’all. Now I like to say I don’t care I only have 237 blog followers and 30 (as of today, we’ll see tomorrow) e-mail subscribers. Plus 2300 Twitter followers *fist pump*…BUT I do care just a little. I started this blog to quit harassing a friend (a friend at that time…my how things change) about the things I wanted. I’d e-mail her things like, “Hey isn’t this lamp DIVINE?” and “Hey, look at this damask item. Isn’t SO me?” and I remember being ecstatic when I hit like 10 followers. It was insane. I said something along the lines of “SHUT THE FRONT DOOR! I HAVE TEN FOLLOWERS!”

One of which was my husband who I forced to subscribe. Smooches honey.

And about 2 years later, I hoped to be fabulous and have thousands of followers on my blog. And I have roughly 250. But, regardless, I am going to BlogHer.

Which makes me wonder, why am I going? And then I remember that these people I connect with online are, ya know, real people. I was fortunate enough to meet some of my tweeps back in April when I was in Austin for a conference. My persona online is pretty true to who I am. I am sensitive, cry during weight loss shows, overanalyze everything and really random. And I like bows and sparkly things as Kit would know.

I was a little nervous when meeting these lovely Austinites for dinner back in April. Would I be shy? Awkward? Talk too much? And I just tried to tell myself to be me and be social.

That’s what I did. And we had a fabulous time.

austin2

Me, @gettinfitbritt, @melissalicia512 , @JHooker517 and @BeingKatieB.

austin3

Brittany: I LOVE this girl. She is one of my dearest friends. I can tell her anything. ANYTHING.

austin4

Katie: Super sweetheart. She is SO nice and sweet.

austin5

Jeanette: Hilarious. She is seriously funny. And lovely to be around.

austin6

Melissa: Witty and she runs. Like really runs. Marathons and stuff. So jealous- she is fit and cute!

austin7

Twipals (twitter + pals= twipals)

austin8

Obligatory lets-fit-as-many-as-we-can-in-one-shot-photo.

And somehow, thinking back to the fun I had on that Tuesday has made me a little less intimidated about BlogHer. I had a great time with these girls. It almost felt like we took our Twitter banter/chatter and just kept going at the dinner table. Like we’d been friends for a long time. So, that’s what I am hoping BlogHer is like. I have 3 amazing roommates: @temysmom, @Savingmoneyll, and @suzrocks. I feel like I am going to have some awesome roomies/women by my side to make BlogHer less intimidating and more fun. (Just FYI roomies, if you all try to ditch me, I will harass you on Twitter…kidding. Sorta.) But honestly, just e-mailing with them back and forth today about some BlogHer details has me psyched to meet people and take silly photos.

austin9

^Silly photo.

But yet, I am still nervous. So this post is for me to make it known to the world that I’d love to meet you if you’re going to BlogHer. I don’t care about your stats, I don’t care about your Google page rank and I don’t care if you have 3 Twitter followers or 30,000. I’d love to meet you. If you want to meet me too, please feel free to DM me on Twitter, e-mail me at monicawantsit@gmail.com or leave me a comment on this blog post. People keep telling me to get cell phone numbers and make a list of people I want to meet, so this is my way of getting started. Gosh, I hope someone wants to meet me.

BlogHer is about making connections, and overall being a better blogger. I guess this means I should continue to post on a semi-regular schedule. Hey, I’ve done well lately with about 3 posts per week.

Maybe one day I’ll crack 300 followers?

A girl can dream. And boy do I dream big.

Come Talk to Me at BlogHer '11!

7 comments :

  1. I will be there! First BlogHer, first blog conference of any kind (*pees pants, just a little*)

    What I'm learning so far about the conference so far from other bloggers and Twitter:

    I have no idea what I'm doing. ;)

    @ChiMomWriter

    ReplyDelete
  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this! Made my night :) You should have put up the prom pose picture! LOVE YOU!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love love love this!!! I was nervous meeting y'all too! But a couple margaritas helped calm my nerves plus y'all are truly wonderful to be around!!!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Have fun and looking forward to hearing how it went for you. I'm too nervous/leery to go to blogging conferences. :) *Hugs*

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  5. you know I've wanted to meet you for like..ever! i swear some day it will happen. I know you are going to have a great time at blogher!

    ReplyDelete
  6. so I got Rhoda's card from popping into a session late. am going through my stack of business cards now. went to Southern Hospitality... Rhoda had a shout out to you, and here I am reading all your BlogHer posts. I was a newbie this year too, and have yet to put together a recap. There's just TOO much! I only have 100 followers, and thought that was a big deal :) anyway, hi!

    ReplyDelete