On August 1, I took Amtrak from Providence to Penn Station, where I met Suzanne from Bebehblog once she got on the train at the Mystic, CT stop. She and I were both in one of the Facebook groups comprised of people going to the conference, and we had planned to meet up on the train beforehand. I had brought my Kindle Fire and a book to read but I didn't even take them out of my purse, because we talked for the whole 3 hours or so about BlogHer - this was her second or third time going - and about blogging and New York.
|Me, Kailee, Jenn. Thanks to Kailee for the photo.|
Kailee and I had plans to see Harvey, a Broadway play with Jim Parsons in it (aka Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory), and after the show we went to the stage door to try and get some autographs. Although I wasn't able to get Jim's autograph, it was still fun to see the stars up close.
The next day, Thursday, was also pretty relaxing. Jackie (Free Is My Life) had invited me and Laura (Laura in the Motor City) to be her +2s to a private event by Hallmark, across the street at the London Hotel, and the views from Hallmark's suite were breathtaking; you could see Central Park and the city skyline. I love Hallmark's cards but I didn't know much about their other products, and it was interesting to see what else they sell.
|View from the boat|
That night I was off to the California Dreams party, sponsored by Single Edition Media, and after that I attended the kickoff events for the actual conference, including Evening at the Expo, where I was able to pick up my Moo biz cards for my book blog, and the People's Party.
The next day I had to wake up at 7am for the Newbie Breakfast; I usually wake up around 8am for work. 7am is EARLY especially when I'm on "vacation" ... I like to sleep in when I can.
Was I able to wake up in time to get a seat at the breakfast? Stay tuned for Part II: Bloggers Everywhere!