The Serious Business of BlogHer15


The Serious Business Of BlogHer15

What do you get when you take a bunch of fabulous women (with BIG IDEAS for brains and pens in hand- okay, keypads), and put them all together, under one roof, with a single mindedness to conquer the world, in an awesome city without prying eyes?



Running tabs.



Melting credit cards?

Of course.


No. No laughter. Ever.

New friendship-making opportunities?


New professional opportunities?

You betcha. That what it be all about peeps.


BUT… What do you get when you begin planning for ‘said’ experience?


For many it will be excitement, and nervousness, and self-doubt ( Not me- others).


For some, kissing the kids, making airport connections, holding onto your luggage, and sneaking that mid-day cocktail you wouldn’t dare imbibe while you’re at, yet again, another freakin’ soccer game (Isn’t that what coolers are for?) will be the challenge.


Still others, will experience heartbreak when their blogger-crush doesn’t remember their name (Introduction Hack: Always initiate contact with a handshake hug announcing YOUR name and Blog first, and some little diddy referencing a post THEY wrote- then shove your friggin’ card in their face and compliment their genius. I’m just sayin…) If they don’t respond with appropriate aplomb I am only alllll too happy to buy you an adult cocktail that will have a guaranteed 400% market-up over the cost at our local watering holes- in exchange for your undying on-line adoration.


Cost of doing business, non?


But, for me memememeeeee, it will be about hooking-up with my tribe at Midlife Boulevard (Can you say Dominatrix ‘Determination in Spanx and the largest disposable income demographic in the US of A’? Can the sponsors say it?), catching-up with a few Mommy blogger friends (I can laugh at barf and diapers… now), attending a few break-out sessions with ‘experts’ that will mostly recite their meteoric rise to fame and fortune and ask you to buy their book, and, and…

The most important part….



Planning my wardrobe.


With an injection of snake venom…


And a little Satire up my designer sleeve- that’s Greek for ‘smartass’.


We’re friends.


30,000 ft outfitPINIMAGE

30,000 ft outfit

Dinner with the Ladies at Rue 57PINIMAGE

Dinner with the Ladies at Rue 57

Day of the Conference- with THE HAT. Say hello.PINIMAGE

Day of the Conference- with THE HAT. Say hello.

Voices Of The Year fete. PINIMAGE

Voices Of The Year fete.

AND... the most important of all. All Hail The Snake. PINIMAGE

AND… the most important of all. All Hail The Snake.

  • Carla - I’m sooooo sad I can’t go this year.
    I shall live vicariously.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We shall bring back wisdom… and swag. *wink*ReplyCancel

  • Linda Roy - Oh thank gawd you did this so I don’t have to ask “What are you wearing to…” It’s all so fabulous. Now I’m just going to be asking things like “Where did you get those shoes?” and “Where did you get that amazing green hoodie?” *looking through closet*

    And YES…the ‘meteoric rise to fame…buy the book’. I’m looking at YOU Arianna ‘I don’t intend to pay any of you’ Huffington.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - And you should see what I’m bringing to sleep in! Now THAT”s a post! HahahahaaaaReplyCancel

  • Carolann - I wish I could go! Sounds like a blast. I’ll have to catch next years for sure. Love the outfits! Have a fun time!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - There’s always another BlogHer. You can bet your a@*. See you on the flip flop.ReplyCancel

  • Lana - You will look fabulous! Wish I was going!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - I wish you were too! I’d love to meet you IRL. In the meantime, I’ll have a doubly good time for the both of us. HA!ReplyCancel

  • Carol Cassara - OMG. I just pop some jeans and leggings in a suitcase. I had to pull out of it this year, so now I have to gird my loins and read all the posts about the fun you’re having. i hate that part of summer! See you at BAM 16!ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Hahaaaaa ‘Gird your lions’ so funny- and possibly true, though I’m only attending on Friday. The rest of the weekend visiting with my son! Now THAT’S fun!ReplyCancel

  • Helene Cohen Bludman - Oooh I love your fashion choices! Can’t wait to meet you at the dinner!ReplyCancel

  • Karen D. Austin - I like how you displayed your outfits. Clever. Have an absolutely wonderful time. It will be enriching and invigorating for sure.ReplyCancel

  • Estelle Sobel Erasmus - Cheryl. I can’t wait to meet you at dinner!!! Now I know what you’ll be wearing, too!ReplyCancel

  • Lois Alter Mark - Bummed I won’t be there this year. Meeting the midlife tribe was the highlight of the last BlogHer I attended. Enjoy, and can’t wait to read your posts about it!ReplyCancel

  • Kathleen O'Donnell - Not really blogging much anymore…but I am jealous of your upcoming trip and hook up with the tribe! So fun. Do not get me started on those glorious outfits. LOVE all of them. Have drink for me. A great big one with lots of Belvedere and a handful of dirty olives.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - Fear not- dirty is my middle name.ReplyCancel

  • Rena McDianiel - I hate that I missed it. Next year, I went to the BAM Conference and I am going to Carol’s Creativity workshop in NM in Oct. I bet you had a blast! Can’t wait for details.ReplyCancel

    • Cheryl - We MISSED you!!! Fun had by all, and a few cocktails. *burp*ReplyCancel

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