An Introvert Goes to BlogHer — 59 Comments

  1. You don’t need to keep it your blog is already your scrapbook…I need to do more with my blog and then try to attend one of these years.

  2. I know exactly what you mean about the difficulty of navigating BlogHer as an introvert…. wanting to crash in your hotel room, but also not miss out on a single minute of the action, and, especially, the learning! I still feel tired and exhausted from the sleep-deprivation! And I cannot believe I never visited the Serenity Suite. Definitely will check it out next year…

    I really enjoyed getting to know you! πŸ™‚
    Sarah | LeftBrainBuddha recently posted…Mindfulness and Gratitude: Travel, a Journey, and BlogHerMy Profile

  3. I haven’t thrown my badge out yet. I can’t do it. Reading your post makes me think that maybe I’m not as introverted as I thought. I wonder if I’m an ambivert. I really enjoyed all the parties and could have partied more. But I do find that I don’t need a large group of friends all the time. I can usually only manage 2-3 close friendships at a time. I really enjoyed hanging out with you and getting to know you better and going to Panera! πŸ™‚
    Kate Hall recently posted…What Happens at BlogHer Stays at BlogHer…unless it makes a good blog postMy Profile

    • Well, I am definitely on the far end of the spectrum as far as being an introvert goes. And you can totally be an ambivert – trust me, that’s a thing, because my husband is one. πŸ™‚
      I loved getting to know you, too! What a great time. πŸ™‚

  4. I know how you feel. I’m an introvert at heart masquerading as an extrovert in order to get through difficult things like meeting a lot of new people in a crowd of thousands and trying exceptionally hard not to be a complete dork. It’s exhausting. Thus, I have a full on BlogHer hangover today from which I estimate it will take days to recover. But I enjoy the hell out of it. I’m so glad you were my roomie! I had a lot of fun hanging out with and getting to know you. Too bad we didn’t get a chance to sing! xo
    Linda Roy recently posted…The I Don’t Like Monday: The Post A-blog-a-lypseMy Profile

    • I’m fully expecting to be laid up for at least another day, but you’re right – I enjoyed it SO much.
      You were the perfect roommate, I think – I had such a great time getting to know you! Next time: music session.

  5. My husband is an introvert… being around people exhausts him too. I am an extrovert. Hence I did not feel tired at all until I got home! I loved meeting you in person!! Ok and “People are better than smoked gouda”? Priceless!!!

  6. I am your sister in introversion. I wish I could have gone to BlogHer but I was/am also totally intimidated by the concept of so… Much. It’s good to know you had a blast, though. Gives me hope.
    Larks recently posted…Manipulation and TV.My Profile

  7. Kate and Natalie, I had no idea you were intorverts. You carry it well. It was such a pleasure to hang out with you both. We did have fun didn’t we. I’m so happy that you’re both exhausted. I can barely think or move. I didn’t realize how much energy I put out for all of those non stop days and will not through away my badge. It’s a badge of honor. We did it! Again it was delightful getting to know you Natalie.
    Sandra Sallin recently posted…I’m Going to the BlogHer ’13 Conference!My Profile

  8. Hey, lady. I wouldn’t have pegged you for an introvert. Maybe that’s because I’m one, too. Well, sort of. I mean … I am when that particular personality has taken control of the wheel. #sybil

    Anyway, it was great getting to know you. Here’s hoping we can do it again. I’m so glad I got to see that hat in person. (You and it made it to my blog as well.)
    OldDogNewTits recently posted…My #BlogHer13 – Yep, I’m Naming Names!My Profile

    • I too have a “Sibyllic” personality…I can be just as wild and crazy as the next person, I just need a nap afterward… πŸ˜‰
      You are so fun, there are no words! It was so great to meet you!

  9. Goodness, as a fellow introvert, I can totally relate! I only went for one day, and as much as I loved it, I needed a day by myself afterwards. cheers to people who love people, but just don’t always like to be AROUND said people πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚
    Tara Pohlkotte recently posted…This One Time? At BlogHer?My Profile

  10. I’m so glad you had the chance to go to BlogHer!! (and totally jealous, but in the “I wish I was you” way and not the “I hate your guts” way) Being massively introverted myself, I can completely relate. Enjoy your next couple days of solitude as you re-charge. I can’t wait to hear about your stories…in a week. πŸ˜‰
    Ericamos recently posted…A Sunrise in the MountainsMy Profile

    • Erica, I so wished you could have come. I actually felt kind of guilty about going, being laid off and all – but the trip was already paid for (mostly), so it would’ve been silly not to go just because I felt guilty.
      Yes! I have some good stories for you…

    • Chris, there were about 10 guys there, and yes, I think most of them were straight – it’s just that most of their readers are women.
      I know what you mean about the expense of conventions. BlogHer is relatively affordable because of all the sponsors, but it still put a dent in my wallet. Good thing I’d paid for most of it whilst still employed…
      I can hold my own in a crowd of strangers, but I do need peace and quiet afterward.

  11. Well, first of all, as an extravert, I was absolutely exhausted afterwards, and still am. So brava to you, my friend! Second, I am so thrilled that I got to meet you and spend time with you- you are even more fantastic than I imagined you would be. Like you, last night was the first night I slept for more than 5 hours- I had no idea I had it in me to stay up so late and dance so much! I loved reading this post, and it is so fun to read your writing now that i know you!
    Stephanie @ Mommy, for Real. recently posted…How To Make The End of BlogHer 13 Suck Even MoreMy Profile

    • Yes, you are so much fun and so nice and sweet and cool. πŸ™‚ I love that I can now put together people with their writing.
      Good to know the extroverts were wiped out, too. πŸ˜‰

    • Yeah, I used to wish I didn’t get so tired from being around people, because I do love them. I finally just have come to accept it now that I’m older and purportedly wiser…

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