BlogHer vs. Girls Weekend

“You’re going to Chicago?”

“Why? What’s in Chicago?”

“What kind of convention?”

Β “A what? What do you do there?”

“Are you going alone?”

“Have you met these Internet friends before?”

Yes. And I loved every single minute.




I think I’m ready to ditch the conference though for a good old fashioned girls weekend away.


  1. I will second that! A girls weekend would be perfect and on top of that we wouldn’t have to worry about a conference ticket or figuring out how to get all that swag home! Unless of course we went shopping.

  2. Agreed. Sign me up.

  3. Looks like a blast, and it also kinda looks like a girl’s weekend too! πŸ™‚

    • wendy nielsen says:

      I honestly took more away from the weekend – educationally speaking – than I am letting on in this post. I just don’t want to bore everyone with what I learned. I’d rather put it into action and bore people with my photo collages instead! πŸ™‚ Thanks for always coming by, Catherine!!

  4. I was there as well. Gotta love the Shark guys! I love your collage of pics.

    • wendy nielsen says:

      I won one of those Shark floor cleaners! Can you believe it?
      How was the conference for you, Dawn? And now that you’ve commented on two of my posts I think it’s time I go poke around at Joyful Scribblings. πŸ™‚

      • That’s awesome! I think my friend may have won one too. I had to tell her it was on instagram. We both have an account, but don’t currently use instagram that much. I hope you enjoy my joyfulscribblings.

  5. I love your intro (and pictures). I have given up explaining to others what Blogher is and why we traveled to Chicago. I’m happy to add you to my daily reader list – and wish I would have talked to you more IRL when I had the chance. Thanks for sharing!

    • wendy nielsen says:

      I sort of explain but I mostly dismiss it as being a silly conference. I really struggle with it because many people just don’t get it, you know? I’m bummed we didn’t get to hang more either. I was in bed early the night you and Jessica whooped it up. But your sister lives in the next city over from me so when you’re in Orange County again, let’s all get together!! Deal?

      • I like how you handle it! We know how powerful the connections can be from the weekend. Deal on reconnecting in OC for my next visit!!

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