Blogher12 Photo Vomit

I was going to write a post full of words and thoughts, pictures were to be careful interspersed. It was hard to put together, but I got 90% done.


So, I’m taking that as the universe’s way of saying SHUT UP, JILL. YOU CAN NOT COMMUNICATE INTELLIGENTLY TODAY.

Because really, I can’t. I’m tired, run-down, a little sad, a lot overwhelmed, and I think I’m coming down with the Blogher Flu.

So? Pictures. Lots of pictures. Pretty fitting, I think, considering Clickin Moms was my super generous, awesome sponsor for all this.

Β It was work, it was play. It was hard, it was fun. Blographer was amazing and enriching. Our Blogher panelΒ (link to our live blog) went wonderfully. I won a “Blogs That Make Us Smile Award” from the Social Luxe Lounge.

I had hangovers and panic attacks. I laughed until I nearly peed myself. I made new friends and I hugged the old ones until we nearly fell to the floor.

Basically, any and all of my feelings can be summed up by my friend Mae. Seriously, THIS is how I feel, every word. I’m so glad she wrote it so I could just vomit some pictures on here and be done with it.

I hope to be back tomorrow with something more… intelligent?? Or maybe just funny. Maybe I’ll strive for funny.

Missed this place. I really did. I’m ready to make it even better.

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  1. Looks like you had a great time! I attended your session, and thoroughly enjoyed it. Are you planning on going next year? I’m still undecided. I’m hearing about a shuttle transporting us to from the hotel/convention center, and that turns me off a bit. We’ll see.

    • I think I will definitely be there just because it’s like a homecoming for me now. I’d hate to miss seeing all the lovely people. What I do think I’ll be skipping next time is the swag suites and most of the parties. Those last 2 pictures? That’s what BH should be about- hanging in your room with your friends, drinking and bitching about trolls. It’s nice to meet new people there, too, don’t get me wrong, but I’ll take drinks with friends any day over a 50 lb suitcase of useless swag. Lesson learned.

  2. YOU WON AN AWARD!?!? I didn’t know that! You go girl.

    I love the photos (except the one of me, Jesus christ it really does look like I was up all night puking and the fact that I was is NO excuse.) But I especially love photo on the bike and all the girls in the bed laughing. Were they looking at penis pictures or something? πŸ™‚ I think I prefer a post with a bunch of gorgeous pictures to words anyway, I’m too hungover to read mucg right now, so nicely done.

    • I did!!

      Oh, sorry for the bad pic. Please know it’s probably more to do with my photography skills. You were really out of focus because… well, I’m not going to get into the technicalities, but I should have had my settings different for that one πŸ™‚

      • Oh, no, I will not blame your camera. I blame the hairy chicken that John brought me from some fucked up e-coli-carrying food cart. Hold on, I’m getting a little barfy thinking about it. *hurl*

  3. I loved being able to hug you again. Blographer really inspired me and I want to thank you for that. These pictures will forever hold a place in my heart, because it was exactly what I needed and with people who GET and love me. Miss you and thank you. Xo

  4. I love these photos…especially the bike shot and the mirror shot.

    I’m so glad I was able to meet you, I do owe you a copy of the picture we took together.

    I loved the panel too. I have lots of notes and feel very inspired to take myself a lot more seriously in my blogging career. I even handed out a business card at lunch yesterday.

  5. Thanks for the link to the live blog, you guys had great pointers.

    Also, can I just say that your pictures are fantastic!? Really. Seeing your photos grow and change as you learn more about photography has been really inspiring. Someday, I swear I’m going to learn to use my damn camera. πŸ™‚

  6. Those last two photos just do it for me, seriously. As a newbie this year, I tried my best to go in without expectation. I got out of it exactly what I needed and wanted (and I must be a swag snob because I came away with virtually nothing — certainly not enough to require an additional bag. I must have been doing it wrong). Most of the sessions I wanted to attend were full, so I wandered around outside. But, again, the friendships, the finally having a full body hug and voice to put to a thumbnail photo, that is immeasurable.

  7. I loved your panel (once I was allowed in since you were at max capacity!) and as always it was nice to see you! I had so much fun at BlogHer and once my kids stop asking for food I’ll get around to a follow up post myself. Totally jealous that you have photos to throw up, I didn’t take nearly enough.

  8. Welcome back! πŸ™‚ I’m so glad you had an awesome time. I added to your plate while you were gone and emailed AND sent you a Facebook message. Sorry to add more work for you….it’s nothing hard at all I promise!

  9. Delia Rivera on

    I loved getting a chance to see you in person at blographer! My nerves got the best of me and I didn’t actually introduce myself but that event was great.I learned quite a lot in that short amount of time. You are awesome, only change for the better!:) I can’t wait to start my lifetime membership to clickin’ moms!

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  11. Jill, it was so nice to meet you at BlogHer! You were one of the people I was looking for and hoping to meet. Again, I love your blog and was psyched to meet you. Thank you for being so kind and telling me more about Clickin Moms. I HAVE to get better at taking picutres and not rely on my phone, especially since the Hubs forked out the dough for a nice DSLR. Don’t tell him I didn’t touch it all weekend. Ssshhhh!

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