I've been reading advice on how to prepare for the upcoming conference in San Francisco. Let's see if I remember everything...
If I buy a lap top before the BlogHer Conference 2008 in San Francisco then I must remember to bring a lap top.
If I bring a lap top then I will need a roller bag to carry it and all the cool swag that's available. Or I will leave the lap top in my room...
If I don't have a lap top, that's OK. There will be other lamesters there with me.
I need to bring an extra suitcase just for all the SWAG. And it is good stuff.
I will talk to anyone who has legs and if they look like a blogger, they probably are.
I will talk to more than 1 person. I will talk to at least 10. I will, at some point, stop talking.
I will wear comfortable shoes. This is life or death. Bring band aids just in case I don't listen to this sage advice and need to provide for myself or others. Wardrobe is up to me, but definitely bring a sweater or light jacket. I can probably leave the fishnets at home.
A message board would be great!
Cards, cards and more cards. Bring your cards. Be sure and have a pocket for them and a separate pocket for everyone else's cards that you will collect.
Great shopping in the area. Within walking distance. Best to get credit limits extended on your credit cards.
Pre-conference parties and conference in the same hotel. Yeah! Friday & Saturday night parties across the street! Pace yourself.
Be able to utter a one line description of my blog. Yeah...right. This will be my hardest challenge...Chatty Cathy here.
Never, but NEVER say you have JUST a personal blog or never, but NEVER say the word "JUST." Unless you have to go to your room for a breather, in which case you can say "You'll have to excuse me, JUST for a minute. I'll be right back." Then you can go back to your room and collapse - hopefully on a soft bed that cradles your curves.
Eat!! By GOD, eating is important. And you will be with WOMEN. And women LIKE TO EAT.
Ear plugs might be a good thing.
Don't take vacant or scowling looks personally, the person is probably not directing it at you.
Everyone is NICE at BlogHer. That IS what it's about!
Parking is crazy expensive. So is gas. Carpool if you can.
And...try to plan a light schedule for the day or two after BlogHer because you will be tired. Probably not as tired as my husband will be watching our 3 and 4 year old by himself for 3 days...
Yep, that about covers it. Anything else to add?
Added Note: Hug Flutter and come hear her speak!