The Good and The Bad of BlogHer ’10 – August 6-7

I can’t believe it!

I did it!

I survived BlogHer ’10. If you haven’t heard what BlogHer is (who hasn’t?), it’s a blogging conference where women (& some dad bloggers too) gather together and share their views and opinions on anything and everything through their blogs.Β  They blog about parenting, cooking, places to see and eat, traveling — basically anything you can think of, someone is blogging about it.

The conference is an event that happens once a year since 2005 and it consists of sessions on social media, networking, blogging and much more.

Let me just say that BlogHer ’10 was my very first conference and definitely won’t be my last. I learned a lot and I met so many wonderful people whom I talk to practically every day on Twitter, Facebook and through post comments on my blog.

Although I miss a few of the sessions, the sessions I did attend was informative and full of advice. The best part of the conference was that it was held in NEW YORK CITY at the beautiful Hilton New York!!!

I was so glad because I was able to make it this time around unlike the Chicago conference last year.

Next year, BlogHer ’11 will be in San Diego and since that is my hubby’s childhood state, we may just make it a family trip and go together. I’m hoping we can make this a family vacation — fingers crossed!

So anyway, I was thinking of a title for this post for hours but for some reason I could not get one.Β  But I finally did and I think I hit the nail on the head.Β  Here’s why:

I’ll start with the good part.

–Being one of the co-hosts of Social Fiesta. Those women are AMAZING! I love them!

–The friendly blogger friends I exchanged business cards with along with hugs.

–The hugs I got from women I had never met before like Carolyn Gonzalez, Ana RC, Ananda Leeke & Elianne Ramos. I swear it felt like I knew these women my whole life! (I know I’m missing more but I’m still digesting it all)

–The great conversations, the laughs and the food.

–The makeover that was done by Debra Macki at the HPVInformed booth.Β  She made me look HOT! LOL

–The parties: Social Luxe, Social Fiesta, Getting Gorgeous, Sweets In The City, Unilver PentHouse Experience & BlogaliciousBEST TIME EVER!!!! Thanks ladies!

–The many brands I connected with and shared my life stories with.

–And of course, the friendships that were made.

Now onto the bad part:

–Missing my kids after hearing their voices on the phone.

–Coming to a disaster of a house after cleaning it from top to bottom Wednesday ALL. DAY. LONG.

–The back pain – from carrying all the great swag we got from the private parties, events and the expo hall. It’s Monday and I’m still hurting :/

–My swollen ankles – I thought that would never happen after pregnancy. I guess I was wrong.

–Sleep deprivation – I lost many hours of sleep so hopefully I can get those hours of sleep back this week! lol

–The exhaustion – I’m still walking around like a zombie (and it’s day 2 of being away from BlogHer) because I am so tired and all I feel like doing is napping – which is so unlike me.

–Last but not least – The people that I was dying to meet and/or see again and did not get to. You know who you are. We’ll see each other again – one day. πŸ™‚

So, did I trick you?

Did you think I was referring to BlogHer when I said the bad part?


Not this time around. BlogHer ’10 was one of the best experiences I ever had. I am so blessed to know so many awesome people from around the country. I also couldn’t have experienced this conference without the generosity from Latism.Β  THANK YOU ANA CASTRO and EVERYONE ELSE!!

Now I really can’t wait for BlogHer ’11 in San Diego! Woo hoo!!!

Note: If you have written about the BlogHer conference, please comment below so I can check out your post!

P.S. I have yet to upload the photos from my BlogHer experience so photos and shout-outs to those special peeps will be coming very soon!Β  As well as separate posts for the parties and events.Β  So much to post, so little time so stay tuned!

Disclosure: A HUGE thanks goes out to Latism for sponsoring me.Β  It was THE BEST experience of my life! THANK YOU!!!!!!


  1. Can’t wait for the pictures! I was following the BlogHer hashtag and saw so many pictures. Ladies tweeting pictures before leaving their room looking all purtty, lol. I even entered some giveaways but no luck this time. Thanks for sharing!

    • I’m so glad you read my post. Pics will be uploaded tomorrow, hopefully. I have no idea why I’m still up but I am but I’m hitting the sack in just a few. Thanks for commenting πŸ˜‰

  2. This was my first blogger experience as well and what a wonderful one it was. You truly encompassed the spirit of the weekend in this post. Can’t wait to do it again.

    • Wow thanks for your wonderful compliment/comment. I have so many thoughts in my head but it’s so much that I can’t process it all yet. LOL Thanks for commenting and I hope to read your post as well.

  3. I’m still a zombie, too. It sounds like your first BlogHer experience was awesome! I’ll be stalking your posts, waiting for pix! P.S., I loved bumping into you all weekend!

    • Awww thanks girl. Loved bumping into you too. It was exhausting but seeing people that I knew made it all better πŸ˜‰ I can’t wait to see the pics too. I haven’t even looked in my memory card! LOL

  4. can’t wait for more posts. i signed up for blogher11 already and i’ve never been so i’m loving reading these.

    • I would love to go to BlogHer 11 too but I have to see if I can get a sponsor or save up my cash! Thanks for stopping by πŸ™‚

  5. Great post chica! and it was so awesome meeting you!


  6. Carolyn G says:

    Oh you are so sweet!!! XOXOXOXOXOXO and a ((((virtual hug))) as well and a few more *besos* I am so glad we finally met!

  7. New York Bloggers had to wait until BlogHer to re-connect with each other, HA Ha Ha, sometimes this city really is too big! I’ve made a few posts so far, but not a total recap, I don’t think it’s possible to recap an event so big in one post right?

    Always great seeing you! So next is Blogalicious right? πŸ˜‰

  8. So glad to have seen you Lisa!!! Sorry it took me a while to get your text message Friday– but I am SO glad you made it to The Big Toy Book’s Sweets In the City event!!

    and BTW— I SO hear you on the sleep deprivation. I’m clearly not 21 anymore.ha

    Hope to see you again soon.

    • That’s ok – I know you were extremely busy. I was overwhelmed the whole weekend. I didn’t get to say goodbye or I think I didn’t. It was so hot in there that I had to leave. So thanks so much for the invite and the cool swag. My kids love you! LOL

  9. Great post! I am still a post BlogHer zombie and it is day four now, haha. Here is my recap:

  10. great post. had a great time at blogher as well. wish i got a chance to meet you!

    if you’re bored, check out our blogher post:

    • I didn’t get to meet a lot of other bloggers as well. So many people. Thanks for stopping by and commenting. I’ll check out your post!


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