I’m Going to BlogHer 2011

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My daughter and I going to BlogoHer 2011 for the very first time to learn the fine art of blogging.

BlogHer-2011-San-Diego-Marriott-Convention-Center

This all feels very, very sudden.

I think it was back before I went to Paris that I was whining, yet again, about my omnipresent job woes to the other Fun Girls, and they said, because we’re supposed to be Fun and Self-Actualized GIRLS, not whiny little weenies who cry all the time, “Hey, you have a blog, we have a blog together, why don’t you blog more and see what happens with that?”

And so I ignored them.

Because my first response to problems is almost always this:

"Help! I'm-Stuck-in-this-Box!"

But my dissatisfaction increased and my whining continued, so finally Anne started throwing around the big words whenever we talked on the phone.

She talked while I listened, dazed and confused.

"Huh?"

The next thing I know Anne and Susan talked me into going to Bloggy Boot Camp in Hotlanta.  (We’re still crossing our fingers that Robin will be able to come.)

The-Fun-Girls-Hotlanta-2011

And then the next thing you know, I’m blogging every day.

Life-of-a-blogger

And then the next thing I knew, my husband said, “Oh, go to BlogHer.”

So, long story short, thanks to my friends now I’m going to TWO blogging conventions in the span of a couple of months and blogging and drawing my head off. But I hardly think about my work problems anymore.

Blogging is cheaper than therapy.

And cheaper than unemployment, too.

YAY! Friends!  YAY! Blogging.

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  • http://profiles.google.com/missuswookieswanderings Missus Wookie

    Fun drawings, fun friends and definitely fun husband!

    • http://www.chloeofthemountain.blogspot.com/ Chloe

      He’s tolerant, that’s for sure.

  • Anonymous

    2 words – MEET UP!!! :)

    • Chloe

      I presume you mean in San Diego?  That could happen. Let me talk to my daughter about arranging a time and a place.

  • Nibordiz

    I’m so happy for you.   I hope I can get to one of these conferences someday.   Not holding my breath.   :)

    • Chloe

      But don’t you look lovely in green, my dear?  BTW, I LOVE your +K picture.  As Lady Gaga says, “Love, love, love”

  • Chloe

    I’m also assuming that the people at BlogHer are going to be wearing clothes, but it got too time consuming drawing clothes on them.  And a side benefit is that I can use that age-old technique of imagining people naked to help reduce my social anxieties.  It’s a win-win.

  • Kristi R.

    I hope the fun girls can make time for an slm during bloggy boot camp.

    • Chloe

      Yes, Kristi, this is a guarantee. We’ve already discussed it and we definitely want this to happen while we’re there.

      • Kristi R. (Bibliowyrm)

        As my 17 yo says “Awesomesauce!”

  • http://www.thefungirls4.com Anne

    I don’t know about you, but when we talk on the phone I’m wearing clothes.

    • Becky

      Would have spewed if I had been drinking! Bla-ha-ha-ha!!!

      • Chloe

        I might starting having to skype with her just to make sure.

    • Jmmom

      Too funny!! 

  • Andrea

    Chloe, I have to say, I am loving your pictures.  They make me smile.     :)

    • Chloe

      Oh thank you, Andrea. They make me smile and distract me from the thing in my life that I’m not allowed to talk about on the internet.

  • http://wildlifeinthewoods.blogspot.com/ Susan in the Boonies

    Yay for friends! Yay for awesome pictures! Honest to gosh, when I was at the Chloe Chronicles, I had no idea that clicking on your box *ahem* was going to transport me through time and space to the Fun Girls. AWESOME RIDE, DUDE!!!

    • Chloe

      Yay for friends is right. If people realized how precious they are they wouldn’t be so quick to unfriend them on Facebook, would they?