It might sound like I’m sensationalizing BlogHer, making it out to be a bigger deal than it really should be but I assure you, it’s a HUGE deal to me.
When I was a cloth diaper retailer the big deal was to go to the ABC show. Fellow retailers would meet up, check out the latest and greatest products, take photos posing with eachother and it looked so fun. The other thing they did was shop. I suppose when you don’t have the funds to back up the ABC shopping spree the trip might not seem as worth it. Taking the trip, in my opinion, separated the big guys from the little guys and I wasn’t sure I’d ever be able to go.
With BlogHer I feel a certain sort of accomplishment, a step towards taking She Thinks Media to the next level. I do realize or am realizing that anyone and everyone can go to BlogHer and it has a lot to do with networking and getting free “swag” but I for one hope to actually get to learn some things, in fact I am determined to.
My next goal, and yes I am already thinking about my next trip to BlogHer, is to be able to buy someone else a ticket and make their dream of attending BlogHer come true.
So, yes I am technically a week away from fulfilling a dream, and I am super excited. Although just last night I picked my mom up from the airport only to find that they’d lost her luggage along with about ten other people on her flight. “Oh, it’s still back in Charlotte” the airline’s desk attendant said casually. Visions of arriving in San Diego only to find that I had nothing to wear flashed before my eyes. I suppose maybe it’s a good thing, to be safe than sorry, and because of this I will attempt to carry the bulk of my important clothing in my carry on.
HauteGreen? What’s that you might wonder? Well Haute Green Social Hour is primarily being coordinated by Calley, The Eco Chic, a fellow green and cloth diapering blogger and social media guru. It’s being co-hosted by myself and a few other cloth diaper addicts. We’ll be meeting Thursday afternoon before BlogHer at a local sushi restaurant and we’ve invited over 50 other green minded mommy bloggers.
Sounds exciting right? Well it is! My only dilemma is that my flight comes in just 40 minutes before the event starts so I will most likely be going straight from the airport to the restaurant. I’ll have my game face on and hopefully no one will know, unless they’ve read some of these posts, that I am actually a shy, socially awkward mama who just pretends to be outgoing really well…
Oh and Calley would like me to tell you why I think I’m a #HauteGreen mama. Ummm, well the definition of haute is high class. So I suppose I am not really “haute” but I hope that some of my readers and fans find my blogs and the work that I do for my clients professional and classy. As for the green part, I feel I represent well a growing number of mamas who are greener than most but are also modern. I’m no hippie, well maybe a little, but I don’t dress like one. Today there’s a whole spectrum of green families and I just love being a shade of green and meeting others with the same values. Being green is not an all or nothing lifestyle and I am certainly an eclectic mix.