I began blogging back in 2006 after I read one of those “here’s how you can make money working from home” e-books. This particular e-book introduced me to the blogger software and gave you some really basic steps for getting started.
I then began to search other blogs, first through blogger, then opened it more generally to non-blogspot blogs. As I read more and more blogs, I started to learn more about blogging and the direction I should take. I soon moved my blog from blogger to its own domain and eventually settled into my Modern Mami™ identity and home.
Yet, through all this, I had trouble connecting with other bloggers and other moms. It seemed like everyone had been blogging for so long and already knew each other. It was almost like being the new student in high school and trying to find your way into one of the “cliques”.
I soon found my way in with a few bloggers and have “met” some great people. That is, I’ve interacted and “talked” with them online, but have yet to actually meet them in real-life.
I have met a few bloggers, mostly local moms through tweetups and sponsored-events, but there are still many more I’d like to meet. And, I’d love the chance to continue to connect with those I’ve already met.
This is why I want to go to BlogHer this year. It will be my first time attending and I’m super excited about getting together with so many bloggers. (I’ve heard a few men brave the storm and attend as well.)
I went to BlogOrlando last September and it was really awesome to hear so many great speakers on so many different topics. I learned a lot, networked, and met some really nice people.
I know that BlogHer will be even greater, since so many more people attend AND from what I’ve seen/heard, many are moms. So, I know we’ll have lots in common.