BlogHer’11: You Won’t See Me (This Time…)

BlogHer’11: You Won’t See Me (This Time…)

The fact that the 2011 BlogHer Conference starts today in San Diego may not mean much to some folks who read here, particularly those who don’t blog at all, blog only about books, or are guys (all four of you). But there are others who read here – and whose blogs I read in return – for whom this is A Very Big Deal. I went to BlogHer’09 in Chicago and BlogHer’10 in New York City, but I’m sitting out this year’s conference, despite the fact it’s literally just down the road (or the train tracks) – a few hours’ trip south to San Diego. Yeah, in that context, it doesn’t make sense to me either. I think BlogHer puts together a terrific conference, and when I look over the agenda, there are sessions I’d be sure to attend if I were there, and I’m a bit regretful about missing them. (Then again, maybe I […]

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California Book Bloggers: See You in September?

California Book Bloggers: See You in September?

I’ve had a couple of small disappointments in my social calendar – the one that blends my online social-media life with my admittedly sparse offline social life – this year. I didn’t make it to the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books in April, which has been the site of some great book-blogger meet-ups for the last couple of years (although I’ve heard hardly anyone else made it either, so that reduced any sense of loss). And while I loved seeing book bloggers from all over the country while at Book Expo America and the Book Blogger Convention last month, not many of my fellow West Coasters made the trip to New York City this year. Conversations on the theme “We need to have a California book-blogger get-together!” started on Twitter the night I returned from New York. They moved to e-mail soon after, and serious planning is just getting started. There aren’t many details […]

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