my take on Blogher '09

>> Sunday, July 26, 2009

I went. I networked. I learned.

I attended the session on Friday and went to some great panels.

The opening address was informative! Shout out to all the cool bloggers I met at speed dating:

Mariana Perez-buena suerte con su blog nuevo en espanol!
Christy Casimiro
Stacy Digregorio
Leslie Grimmett--following you on twitter!
Kim Moldofsky
Leticia Barr
Debbie @ brought her 2 month old baby to Blogher! Talk about walking the walk!

Loved the view of the Chicago River!

First panel: Business of You. Informative. Walked away with the concept of valuing my time and charging other's accordingly. Also, NOT charging an hourly fee, but rather a total project cost. I especially liked Rookiemoms questions.

My favorite, favorite session was Room of Your Own: Your Blog is Great, Get People to Know About It. Thanks to Jessica Knows for tweeting me her marketing ebook after the conference!

I also met Lisa Wahrmund of, who saved a spot in line for me so I could get some coffee. Thanks, Lisa.

At the vegetarian lunch, sponsored by Green Works, I met Amy Thompson, who makes her own laundry detergent! Kinda ironic as the lunch was to introduce Clorox's new laundry detergent.

And last, but not least, thanks to the FreshWidow, for keeping me company in the LONGEST line ever and promising to email me her notes from the session on Business of You: Blog to Book.

It was a great time and my goal is BlogHer '10 in NYC or bust!


Christy July 27, 2009 at 11:34 AM  

It was really great standing next to you in the speed dating! I like your site and will be back! So glad you're planning on going next year too - me too!

yummymummytips July 27, 2009 at 11:57 AM  

Thank you so much for the reference! It was lovely to meet you too. Did you enjoy BlogHer?

stacy di July 27, 2009 at 12:47 PM  

I totally loved speed was great...and so nice to meet you too :)

maybe I'll see you at BlogHer10?!!

Maggie Madison July 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

@Christy Thank you and look forward to more networking in the future!

Maggie Madison July 27, 2009 at 1:57 PM  

@yummymummytips I loved BlogHer!! The best part was meeting people like you!

Maggie Madison July 27, 2009 at 1:58 PM  

@Stacy Di BlogHer '10 or bust, baby!

DeliciousBaby July 29, 2009 at 2:44 AM  

It was great to meet you at speed dating! Hope to see you again next year...

Maggie Madison July 29, 2009 at 7:03 AM  

@deliciousbaby-thanks for visiting and maybe next year we can have coffee!

Lisa (the girls' moma) August 28, 2009 at 8:08 PM  

Hey Maggie -- So nice to meet you at BlogHer! A girl needs her coffee, everyone knows that. Ha!

I hope you enjoyed the conference. I was more than a little overwhelmed, but I had a great time.

Take care!

Maggie Madison August 28, 2009 at 8:17 PM  

@Lisa, it was all a little overwhelming, I don't know if I could've handled more than one day, and New York next year? Not sure