One of the most-talked-about blogging conferences is here. The Big. The Original. The Formidable. BlogHer.
I attended BlogHer in San Francisco in ’08. It was productive, exciting, discouraging, friendly, lonely, and lovely – all at the same time (If you’ve been before, perhaps you can relate to that description).
I chose not to attend BlogHer ’10 this year for the following reasons:
- New York is a long way from Arizona (and plane tickets are not cheap).
- It hurts my heart to be away from my family. I would simply say that it’s hard to leave my baby (that’s a common reason), but the truth is that I don’t like being away from my 3-year-old either. And the whole truth is I really-truly can’t stand being apart from Tim. We’ve been married for almost 9 years and I’m still madly-deeply-wildly in love with him. Last night, he said to me out-of-the-blue, “I don’t just love you. I really LIKE you. I like hanging out with you.” I feel the *exact* same way.
- BlogHer ’10 just so happened to be the exact same dates as the 2010 Global Leadership Summit this year (and the Summit is a can’t-miss event).
The 2010 Summit happens live at Willow Creek Community Church and at satellite locations in 350 cities across 50 countries. I went last year for the first time (and was blown away).
We dropped off the girls at Tim’s parents (who they adore) today at 8:45am and picked them up at 5:45pm. I missed them like crazy, but it’s been worth it. Unquestionably worth it.
Tim and I have been discussing it nonstop ever since we tucked the girls in bed.
Are you at BlogHer or the Global Leadership Summit this week (or have you attended either in the past)? What conferences are you hoping to attend in 2010/11 (if any)?