I’ve heard a number of people refer to the drama that unfolded at BlogHer as being very “high school.” It is highly likely that I missed much of it, as overall I had a great experience, but that got me thinking, if my blog were a yearbook, to whom would I hand out BlogHer awards? (You know, like “most popular” or “most likely to succeed.”) So, here (in my first, less serious post about BlogHer) are my selections:
Best Way to Get to BlogHer:
Flying the plane with Megan, of course.
Heather. I doubt any explanation is needed.
Best Move on My Part:
People Who Look Most Like Their Twitter Avatars:
Jessica Gottlieb (@JessicaGottlieb)
I will note that I didn’t end up getting to talk to any of these fine ladies, which was especially disappointing as one of them deserves a big hug from me. Sarah was the first person to comment on my blog. Ever. And not only that but she tweeted about it too. To this day, it encourages me to keep trying at this still-fairly-new endeavor I’ve undertaken.
Best Complement Received:
“You’re even more awesome in person than you are online.” – BabblingDad
Best Six-Degrees of Separation Moment:
Figuring out that Mike went to high school with the brother of the first boy to ever give me roses. This guy also happens to have coached my half-brother-in-law in basketball.
Best Dressed at Mamapop:
Most Felonious Moment:
Best PR Pitch Gone Wrong Story:
Karen getting pitched for hair ties.
Best Panels (that I attended):
Women of Color and Marketing(thanks to Amelia Sprout for the awesome post about the session…I couldn’t find the live blog for it): Heather, Stefania, Kelly, and Karen (you have no idea how much I wanted to intentionally switch the links for all of you around but I was afraid people who weren’t in the room might not get the joke…heh.)
Best Freudian(?) Slip:
Best Way to Start a Rumor:
Gino’s East deep dish pizza at the #supersecretpizzaparty.
(Gino’s fan boy photo credit: Megan Hook)
Strangest (Though Admittedly Most Beautiful) Food:
(Photo credit: Amy Windsor)
Worst Best BowlHer Teammates:
(Photo credit: Megan Hook)
Best BlogHer ’09 Wrap-Up Post by A Non-Attendee:
TellingDad’s Ode to BlogHer ’09.
Best BlogHer ’10 Planning Advice:
“If you want to go to a conference and you have an entire year before it begins: START PUTTING MONEY AWAY NOW.” – MochaMomma
Any other nominees?