Why I Went To BlogHer’12

I’ve been reading a bunch of other posts about BlogHer 2012, and it’s pretty amazing how different each person’s experience was! I was one of the 60% new bloggers that attended this year, so there were a lot of us running around saying, “Holy crap, there’s a lot of people here!”

There are a few reasons why I went to BlogHer, and they are tied into why I started blogging in the first place.

BlogHer 2012 Newbie Breakfast

At the “Newbie” Breakfast

Why I Blog
I’ve always liked to write, but since I had kids they have sucked all the free time out of my life it’s been difficult to find time to write. Blogging gives me a short form where I can get the words out, but without the need to fill up pages and pages. This blog is still a baby, but I had another blog that lasted for over two years, so I’m not exactly new to this blogging thing.

My reasons for starting this particular blog are not completely altruistic. Originally it was a branch of my business marketing efforts. I focused mostly on my jewelry in my posts, but that got completely boring. I mean, my beads are pretty, but I can only write so many posts about sterling silver, know what I mean?

So I decided to write about my life, with a bit of business stuff thrown in. And voila, My Charming Life! was born.

Crowds at BlogHer’12

One of the many crowds…

Okay, that’s all great, but get to the point.
Right, so here’s why I went to BlogHer.

1. I wanted to meet other bloggers. I really like bloggers. They’re my people – we get each other. What better way to meet other bloggers than at a blogging conference! The fact that I sat down at the first table on the first day and met someone who reads my blog (HI, DEIRDRE!) was pretty amazing!