BlogHer ’11 withdrawal — very real, very serious.

Since returning from San Diego, and the BlogHer ’11 convention, I’m struggling to function.

I found myself walking in circles this morning in my living room, looking for the pavilion that would have breakfast waiting for me.  I never found it.

I’m sad… because I know there were hundreds of people I didn’t get a chance to meet at the convention.  Today, at my house… I met zero.

I gave the mailman my business card. He smiled at me and gave it back.

I wanted to write a blog post last night, but I felt slushy, foggy, and blocked.  I raised my hand thinking the panel of speakers might be able to help me.  My hand went numb waiting for the mic wrangler that never came.

My three year old keeps wanting to play with my badge, but I WILL NOT TAKE IT OFF.

At the playground, I got the distinct feeling that no one was there to learn.  In fact, it seemed as if most people felt they knew it all.

I want to decorate all the little paper bags in my home.

No one has asked me where I blog, or what my Twitter username is for over 24 hours!  I’m beginning to think that people don’t care.

I don’t know how to function in this post BlogHer world.

I have the shakes. I’m getting all twitchy, and if a bunch of people don’t come over and start using phrases like, women in media, blog post, and authentic voice, I’m going to lose it.

I’m having withdrawal… and it feels serious.

I went to the grocery store…

and no one was hugging each other.

Who wants to live in a world like that?


25 responses to “BlogHer ’11 withdrawal — very real, very serious.”

  1. I’ll hug ya, come here! And while you’re at it, can I have your business card?

  2. geekbabe says:

    Hey, I didn’t get your business card and I’m always open to hugs from other bloggers! As far as breakfast goes though, you’re on your own as I’m still looking for the waiter here in Boston, where is my mimosa? 🙂

  3. This is priceless! LOVE it! And I am feeling the same way….

  4. Frelle says:

    I’m hearing you. I love spending time in the blog conference bubble. Re-entry into the real world is harsh every time! *HUG*

  5. @dirtroady says:

    I totally sympathize and I wasn’t even at the convention.

    Funny post 🙂

  6. Cindee says:

    Great post. I can’t wait to attend one. Hugs I would love a card too

  7. Mama Bub says:

    It took me 36 hours to come down off of a s’more related sugar crash. Great to meet you this weekend, even if it was entirely too briefly!

  8. Trina says:

    I totally agree with you! It was my first blog her and I still haven’t come down from the experience. I wish I could bottle up the inspiration and take some every day. Might explain why my tweetdeck has a column still following #blogher . I don’t want to stop meeting people!

  9. Baby love, you made the conference for me.

    Me, you, together, waiting behind the big screen.

    What a kinship I felt with you.

    We have both risen from the ashes…and the thought of this brings glistening tears to my eyes.

    I love you.

  10. Marta says:

    So cute and funny and not at all pornography like my work firewall would lead me to believe!

  11. Next year Mama,Im hugging the hell out of you in NYC! SO sad I missed it all. So glad you had such a great time! XO

  12. Galit Breen says:

    Love! Sweetly true.

  13. ChiMomWriter says:

    I’ve been trying to sit in the corner of my kitchen, rocking, with my fingers in my ears while yelling “lalalala” but it’s not doing much to conjure up San Diego.

    You are wonderful!

  14. Laura says:

    Quick – can you find a place to get a free vibrator? That might help…

    Great post. Thanks for the smile! It was great to hug you and that gorg bump.

  15. No doubt.

    I am SO UNMOTIVATED. I just want to continue conferencing and drinking margaritas and showering everyday before breakfast.

    It’s the little things that make me happy.

    It was great to meet you!

  16. Wendi says:

    We’ll always have Airrrrrrrr.

  17. Deb Rox says:

    You were amazing!!! Be gentle with your re-entry, it is cruel indeed.

  18. This. This is exactly how I feel. I’m still carrying my cards around just in case someone asks for one.


  19. you are so wonderful. i’ve heard nothing but splendid things and would LOVE to hear more details from ya.

    ahem, SO EMAIL ME!!!!!

    love. HARD.

  20. I keep turning around thinking I’ll recognize someone from BlogHer. WOW did those three days with ALL THOSE WOMEN screw with my head.

    And yeah, the husband is so NOT impressed.

    Also, we met and I did NOT get a business card. I feel robbed.

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