You may have noticed by my infrequent blog post schedule that I have been taking a bit of a break as of late. As luck would have it, my efforts to squirrel away my vacation time paid off and I was fortunate enough to take a week off in the summer (with another week of vacation left to take by the end of the month). Life has been sweet these past few weeks and I’ve caught up on some important tasks I’ve let slide for months on end. I was able to see three shows (Brandi Carlile, Mumford and Sons, and Old Crow Medicine Show with the Lumineers). I worked on a few social media projects, saw a production of Romeo and Juliet in upstate NY, relaxed, and burned a hole in my DVR with constant Olympic coverage. Has anyone else been glued to gymnastics? Also, when does rhythmic gymnastics start? Please tell me I haven’t already missed it!
It’s been hard to ignore the constant tweets and status updates from friends who attended BlogHer this year. Last weekend thoughts of BlogHer kept playing in my head and I was really upset I didn’t sign up last minute. I imagined all my favorites gathered in a room meeting virtual friends for the first time. I thought about what guest speaker Barack Obama had to say to the attendees. I pictured the many sponsors and cool swag everyone went home with.
And I missed you all.
So I turned off my reader and ignored the many messages. And I cursed myself for not attending a conference that was practically in my backyard.
But enough about that. No more wallowing. I want to know everything from those of you who attended. Leave me a comment here and expect me to make my rounds your way very shortly. Besides, it looks as though the ball is already rolling for BlogHer 2013 which happens to be in Chicago, one of my favorite cities. I hope I can eat and network my way through the windy city next August. Who’s in?
Also, would you please send some thoughts and prayers to friends of mine who are going through some serious heartache at the moment? Every little bit helps and believe me when I say they are just the sweetest girls ever. Thank you. XOXO