Thursday, July 24, 2008

Saga III

The highlight of the conference was The Community Keynote on Friday evening, some of you already read some of these people and if you don’t you should.

Best Rant
Sarah Brown, "Attention: I have some things to say about Goldfish snack crackers."
Danielle Wiley, "I am indeed a full-time mother, and yes, my daughter does watch Hannah Montana"
Megan Smith, "Michelle Obama Enjoys "The View:" A Recap"
Mr. Lady, "It’s not the fall that kills you, it’s the sudden stop."
Heather Barmore, "Guess who wants Typepad for Mother’s Day"

Blogging About Blogging
Liz Gumbinner, "I'm official! Hooray!"
Suebob Davis, "Blogging makes you lose your mind"
Stephanie Bergman, "Has Twitter Ruined Blogging?"
Zan, "Note to Self in the Age of the Internet: A Necessary Reminder"

Casey, "The one about the overdose."
Doug, "Five going on fifteen"
Polly Pagenhart, "Thanks giving"
Lindsay Ferrier, "Every Mom Needs a Little Wiggle Room"

Letter to My Body
Yvonne, "Life Changing Words"
Schmutzie, "#744: I Nudged Him Hard, Saying: "Come, Gloopy Bastard, As Thou Art""
Jen Zug, "He should really teach all young men everywhere how to extract the truth from tired, chubby, stay at home moms"
Laurie White, "Letter to My Body, Letter to My Face"

Antonia Cornwell, "Christmas Poem"
Jenny Lawson, "High"
Evany Thomas, "Say my name!"
Deb, "Too much of a good thing?"
Angela, "The albatross and the whales, they are my brothers."

These were blogs that were submitted by BlogHer’s and chosen for their genuineness. Some are funny some are very serious and some just are. It was one of the most moving experiences of my entire life. I have always felt like I was a part of a strong enveloped female group because of the wonderful mother and sisters that I have (Amazon Van Houten Women Unite!), so to feel that same feeling in a room of 1,000+ was very overwhelming. And yet I felt very curiously alone at the same time.


  1. The keynote was one of the highlights of my life. I was so overwhelmed with the support and love in that room. You just can't explain how intense it was unless you were there, right? I tried to explain it to my husband and he thought I'd gone all hippy on him.

  2. It really was. I wish I could have bottled that up and sealed it with a kiss.

  3. Adrienne - I met you briefly when you were retrieving Suebob's suitcase from the luggage room.

    It was an excellent evening, isn't it? As much as I'm dreading the video (must not see self in motion, eek. : ))I'm looking forward to sharing it with my family and friends so they can see how it all fit together. As Jenny said, it's impossible to do it otherwise.