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Blogger Rendezvous: San Diego Momma and BlogHer ’08 Conference

by Amanda on April 3, 2008
category: The Mom Crowd news

San Diego Momma

sdmphoto.jpg Over fish tacos and a view of the Pacific this past Monday I had the wonderful opportunity to meet, Deb, the witty and eloquent writer behind SanDiegoMomma.com. It all started when I won a Chris Trapper cd from her website. It turns out that we both have a special place in our hearts for alternative folk. This is the first person that I have met in real life from my virtual community (besides that boy I met in an AOL chat room my Senior year of high school.) I think we were both nervous that the other wouldn’t be as fabulous as our online reputations reveal us to be. Luckily we were. I appreciate Deb’s honesty and sincerity in her blog posts. If you don’t believe me check out her post titled, “BeautyPalooza.”

I also had the opportunity to interview Deb on film for our upcoming Mom Crowd Videos! Stay tuned…

Check out San Diego Momma’s post about our visit here.

BlogHer Conference 2008 in San Francisco

blogher08_logo.gif I am jumping out of my skin that this July I am going to be able to attend the BlogHer ’08 Conference in San Francisco. Reading all the live blog posts and videos from last year’s conference in Chicago inspired me to start The Mom Crowd. I can’t wait to be around folks who actually care about things like learning SEO and Google Analytics.

Another great reason I am attending the BlogHer conference this year is that Heather B. Armstrong (a.k.a Dooce) is going to close the general session. She will be speaking on what it is like to live life under a microscope. Like thousands of other bloggers and internet readers I have read her blog for a long time. I am still not completely over the fact that I was double booked and I couldn’t attend her meet up in Austin during SXSW Interactive. Hearing her speak will definitely make up for it.

At the conference I will get the opportunity to meet women who are coming together and changing the future of the internet. The internet is a tool to share our voice with thousands of people. BlogHer is bringing women together to talk about how far is our reach as bloggers and how we can honestly make the world a better place by sharing our voice. They ask the question “If you believed your blog could do anything, what would you reach for?” I would reach for a place where moms can connect when they are lonely at home and be inspired, informed, and encouraged. We all need support and to learn from each other’s experiences. The theme of the conference is “Reach!” I hope to gain some insight and tools to help make our goal a reality.

The early bird special just ended this past Monday, but you can still register at the regular rate. San Francisco is a nice bonus. If you have gone to a BlogHer conference in the past or are planning on going this year – let me know your thoughts about the conference in the comments section.

3 Responses to Blogger Rendezvous: San Diego Momma and BlogHer ’08 Conference

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    Comment by LisaN
    April 3, 2008 @ 10:04 am

    The BlogHer conference sounds like a great way to meet other women who have an online presence. When your life is online, you sometimes feel like you live in a cacoon, and it’s great to be able to break out of your shell. I’ll have to try to be there, too…………….:)

  • Comment by Amanda
    April 3, 2008 @ 11:24 am

    LIsaN – Thursday night the conference is holding a mixer for folks that have never been to the conference before. This is the first time that they have done this. I think they are really trying to allow more time for networking. It would be super cool if you came! I would love to meet you.

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    Comment by Deb
    April 3, 2008 @ 3:51 pm

    What a nice post, Amanda, thank you!

    I loved meeting you and your family –


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