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People’s Choice Panel – Extended
Now that BlogHer is over we can once again focus our attention on Blogalicious and on making sure that this conference rocks! We promised to plan this conference with you in mind and we are doing our best to make sure that there are many interactive opportunities – because, really, how bored will you be if all you did was sit at a conference and listen (or should I say sleep)?

We want to make sure that you get everything you want out of this conference and we therefore announced the People Choice Panel. But as I mentioned our energies were a bit diverted, as were yours, I’m sure, so we’ve extended the submission deadline for the PCP to August 16th. We also thought that you’ll have better perspective on what you want to see and talk about post-BlogHer.

So…here’s how it works. The PCP is a panel voted upon by you. Tell us what topic you want to hear, who you want to speak on it (if you have a preference or an idea), and we’ll put your choice up for vote.

Here’s what you have to do: 1) What’s not on our agenda that you think we should include? In a few sentences, tell us what this panel will be about. 2) Do you have any recommendations on who you think should speak on this topic? 3) Submit your proposed panel to us by August 16th. Submissions should be sent to justiceny@blogaliciousweekend.com. We will put all proposals up for vote and let the people decide.

So…let’s get it rolling ladies!
People’s Choice Panel – Extended
Now that BlogHer is over we can once again focus our attention on Blogalicious and on making sure that this conference rocks! We promised to plan this conference with you in mind and we are doing our best to make sure that there are many interactive opportunities – because, really, how bored will you be if all you did was sit at a conference and listen (or should I say sleep)?

We want to make sure that you get everything you want out of this conference and we therefore announced the People Choice Panel. But as I mentioned our energies were a bit diverted, as were yours, I’m sure, so we’ve extended the submission deadline for the PCP to August 16th. We also thought that you’ll have better perspective on what you want to see and talk about post-BlogHer.

So…here’s how it works. The PCP is a panel voted upon by you. Tell us what topic you want to hear, who you want to speak on it (if you have a preference or an idea), and we’ll put your choice up for vote.

Here’s what you have to do: 1) What’s not on our agenda that you think we should include? In a few sentences, tell us what this panel will be about. 2) Do you have any recommendations on who you think should speak on this topic? 3) Submit your proposed panel to us by August 16th. Submissions should be sent to justiceny@blogaliciousweekend.com. We will put all proposals up for vote and let the people decide.

So…let’s get it rolling ladies!
Party like it’s 2009!

We’re so excited to share photos from The Lush Experience at BlogHer. We owe endless thanks to Carol Cain (better known as NYCityMama.com) for bringing her camera and being so gracious to take photos for us all — thanks Mama!

So…enjoy. If you want to stay in contact with the fabulous ladies that you met on Friday, feel free to identify yourself in the pictures and leave your contact info – blog(s), twitter handle(s), email(s) and whatever else you want.

BTW…that’s us in Picture #1 (from left to right) – Justice Ny, Justice Jonesie, Justice Fergie.

www.blogaliciousweekend.com
@blogalicious09 on Twitter
Blogalicious 09 on FB
www.mamalaw.com
@themamalawblog, @JusticeNy, @JusticeJonesie, @JusticeFergie on Twitter
www.mamalaw.com on FB

Party like it’s 2009!

We’re so excited to share photos from The Lush Experience at BlogHer. We owe endless thanks to Carol Cain (better known as NYCityMama.com) for bringing her camera and being so gracious to take photos for us all — thanks Mama!

So…enjoy. If you want to stay in contact with the fabulous ladies that you met on Friday, feel free to identify yourself in the pictures and leave your contact info – blog(s), twitter handle(s), email(s) and whatever else you want.

BTW…that’s us in Picture #1 (from left to right) – Justice Ny, Justice Jonesie, Justice Fergie.

www.blogaliciousweekend.com
@blogalicious09 on Twitter
Blogalicious 09 on FB
www.mamalaw.com
@themamalawblog, @JusticeNy, @JusticeJonesie, @JusticeFergie on Twitter
www.mamalaw.com on FB

SwagHer or Not?

I was happy to attend my first BlogHer this past weekend for so many reasons, but I must admit that there was one thing that I didn’t embrace as wholly as I should have (I guess) – swag! Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But I was overwhelmed by and with swag. Marketers got onto the fact that women bloggers are a force in the marketplace so they descended upon BlogHer with arms open wide. I wish I had taken some photos of the amount of stuff that we were showered with and the crates of boxes in the hallway and the gigantic giveaway bags.

I was grateful to have received swag, but also overwhelmed by it all. I felt disgusted after a while having been offered, and probably more importantly, taken, stuff because I knew that there was no way that I would EVER use that stuff. I mean, c’mon why in the world would I need 5 different kinds of dish clothes, or onesies for a 3 month old? But there I was sitting in all that stuff wondering why!

It was excessive and I feel like it brought out the wrong side of me and many other women there. I was excited on the first night, but by the second night, I just couldn’t deal with it any more and I abandoned ship. I heard that lines were endless for some of the parties because the gift bags were so ridiculous; I heard there was fighting and pushing at some events; I heard that folks were at the events just for swag – they got ’em and then left.

It appears like it was about the swag and not the women/community. Maybe next year BlogHer should require all marketers to contribute to the ONE conference swag bag rather than all the random swag parties. Maybe that way the focus would not be on the swag but on the conference – just a thought!

What are your thoughts on the SwagHer?

SwagHer or Not?

I was happy to attend my first BlogHer this past weekend for so many reasons, but I must admit that there was one thing that I didn’t embrace as wholly as I should have (I guess) – swag! Sounds crazy, doesn’t it? But I was overwhelmed by and with swag. Marketers got onto the fact that women bloggers are a force in the marketplace so they descended upon BlogHer with arms open wide. I wish I had taken some photos of the amount of stuff that we were showered with and the crates of boxes in the hallway and the gigantic giveaway bags.

I was grateful to have received swag, but also overwhelmed by it all. I felt disgusted after a while having been offered, and probably more importantly, taken, stuff because I knew that there was no way that I would EVER use that stuff. I mean, c’mon why in the world would I need 5 different kinds of dish clothes, or onesies for a 3 month old? But there I was sitting in all that stuff wondering why!

It was excessive and I feel like it brought out the wrong side of me and many other women there. I was excited on the first night, but by the second night, I just couldn’t deal with it any more and I abandoned ship. I heard that lines were endless for some of the parties because the gift bags were so ridiculous; I heard there was fighting and pushing at some events; I heard that folks were at the events just for swag – they got ’em and then left.

It appears like it was about the swag and not the women/community. Maybe next year BlogHer should require all marketers to contribute to the ONE conference swag bag rather than all the random swag parties. Maybe that way the focus would not be on the swag but on the conference – just a thought!

What are your thoughts on the SwagHer?

I’m Feeling All Warm And Fuzzy Inside

OMG, BlogHer was a blast! I met so many of the women I stalk women behind the blogs that I follow that I was trying my best not to act all silly and star struck in their presence.

I had a few reservations about going to BlogHer but I have no idea why. I have no regrets for going and in fact, can’t wait until NYC next August, where BlogHer 2010 will be. The conference itself was great, but that’s nothing compared to hanging out for three days with all these wonderful women who share their funny, inspiring, or heartfelt stories with me (okay, and the rest of the world). I also really enjoyed meeting the women whose tweets make me stop in the grocery store and start cracking up to myself.

There is so much to say that I don’t even know where to start! Today, I just want to say hello and give big hugs to some great women I got to meet “In Real Life” (Blogher’s theme this year) and who helped make my weekend so much fun.

From left to right, Denene from My Brown Baby, MommyDaddyblog, Christie aka Chatterbox from My Life, A Work in Progress, Lorrain aka Ask Wifey, Me, Renee, and BabyMakin(g)Machine. It was so great to meet these ladies and see Renee again.

I also met Beth from I Should be Folding Laundry, she won the award for Best Eye Candy Blog, MochaMomma (she is fun.ny!), and Mommy Wants Vodka, and of course, our title sponsor for Blogalicious, Mrs. Sowell from MomNoir! She is awesome and divalicious- perfect fit!

I’ll fill you all in more later because I have to unpack my SIX bags from the trip (four of which are mostly swag) check emails, return phone calls, get my house ready for the kids who are coming back in TWO days, and more.

I can’t wait to see my kiddos again. My stomach flips just thinking about hugging and kissing on them.

Smooches!

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BlogHer Day 1: First Impressions

Justice Jonesie and I are sitting on the floor in the “Blog to Book” session at BlogHer. We’re on the floor because the session is packed. The session is packed because the conference is huuuge. There are 1,500 women here and it’s surreal. A couple of impressions from the first day of my first BlogHer:

  • Everyone here has an interesting story.
  • Marketers understand the power of social media to advance their brand.
  • BlogHer is not the place to come if you want to get some rest.
  • The legendary swag is awesome; but shouldn’t be the main reason that we’re here.
  • The moms who brought infants are either super brave or super crazy. Or both.
  • Girls just wanna have fun.

More updates to come!

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Ford Drive Experience at BlogHer

Yesterday was our first day at BlogHer – well, really it was pre BlogHer because the conference doesn’t offically start until today. We spent the day with Ford, which was really cool.

I’ll be honest, I wasn’t that thrilled before because my impression of Ford is not good. But, they’ve come up with some really innovative technologies AND what’s most impressive is that they’re changing their cars with women in mind. Yes, I said it – there are 2010 models with rear and side view sensors (for those hard to back out of mall spaces); refrigerated compartments in the rear seat (to keep your drinks, formula cold); pocketbook hideaways; and parallel park assist that will actually park the car for you. There is one model that I want and many of us were hoping that in return for our time, there were keys in our lunch boxes – but no such luck! So, our day with Ford was fun and interesting.

Off we go!!!!

BlogHer, watch out ‘cuz here we come … see you there!

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