I’ll be getting my geek on and driving to Chicago today for this weekend’s Wordcamp conference. Wordcamp is when you pack up your morphemes and syllables and send them off for the summer to live in bunk houses and—oh wait. That’s a total lie. Wordcamp is a gathering dedicated to the WordPress blogging software, which is responsible for a big chunk of my living these days at Make My Blog Pretty. You know what that means? Tax write-off! I’ll be keeping my receipts.
I expect there to be a high concentration of pasty people and nerd boys at this shindig, so I’ll be highly disappointed if I’m not one of the hottest chicks there. I’m a pretty purty pasty girl. If you’re going and you see me there, say hey!
People have asked me, so I wanted to let everyone know I’m not attending the BlogHer ’10 conference in New York. I’ll make the probably erroneous assumption that anyone cares that I’m not going, and continue on with this entry. (If you don’t care, you can continue not-working and move on to the next blog.)
I’ve met a lot of cool people at the BlogHer conferences, learned a lot of helpful stuff, and even got the attention of the editor of my first book there. BlogHer has been good to me. But I’ve been to BlogHer ’07, BlogHer ’08, and I rode the Megabus from HELL to and from BlogHer ’09, and quite frankly, I’m BlogHer-ed out.
Have fun in New York without me! I’m sure that after the conference I will see some pictures or read some posts about how awesome it was and think, “Oh man, maybe I should have gone!” Thus is life. No matter where I am, I’m worried people are having a better time somewhere else.
However, if they hold BlogHer ’11 in Vegas, I’m totally there.