I've always heard of BlogHer conferences and have watched longingly as some of my favorite people put #BlogHer09 or 10 or 12 on the Tweets and talked about all the fun they're having and things they're learning and people they're meeting. It was always something I wanted to do, but instead of acting on it, I watched on the sidelines while all the cool kids had fun.
The other day I decided to finally check it out and was shocked at how affordable it was. Granted had I been smart and caught the Early Bird rate I'd be even better off. I'm kind of hoping to buy a ticket from someone who did and isn't able to go. Otherwise I'll be waiting until the end of the month to register. I've got a free flight with points that I've saved up. Having the free flight is really what helped push me to say Yes to going.
The only thing that is really holding me back is the hotel cost. I won't be able to do this without at least one roommate. So are you going? Are you interested in going and a roommate us also the only thing holding you back? Let me know!
I am planning on going to the sessions. Here's a link to the agenda if you want some more information. They have some amazing speakers and there was usually more than one thing that I was interested in attending. You don't have to be some big popular blogger to benefit from BlogHer. I loved that there was a focus on the little guy and the non-mommy blogger (not that I don't love all of you mommy bloggers). They have tracks for professionals, those that want to be professional, the political, the personal and some tech ones.
I also plan on going to the parties and doing some sightseeing. Having never been to NYC and can't wait to see the city. I do plan on arriving the day before and leaving the day after to allow for a bit of sightseeing. I'm more of a night owl than a morning person and absolutely love to travel.
Any favorite places in NYC or must dos in a little amount of time? I'd also love any Newbie tips if you've been before and have any advice to give. I couldn't be more excited about making this decision!