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Cindy Maddera


I am headed to Chicago for BlogHer '13! To be honest, I haven't been really thrilled with the idea of attending this conference. I wasn't even going to make up business cards. I thought about taking my old business cards and using a marker to cross out the year and write in the '13. Chris was the one who always made my cards. I just didn't have the energy to hack into his email account and find the old ordering information. But then I thought "meh...I could do this" and so I did. Then I only let one person proof read it before I checked the "order" button. I'm sure Chris was swirling around in his can through the entire process. Any hoo, cards are made and I am ready. I think it's easy to get caught up in the razzle dazzle of BlogHer. It's just gotten so big (Queen Latifah is going to be there, Wha?!?!). I mean, it was a big deal when I went the first time in 2010 (dear me...really?). Now it's HUGE and I have no idea what's on the agenda. I haven't looked over anything. I barely know how I'm getting from the airport to the hotel (I think a train and a taxi? I should figure that out before I land). Even though I am not all too excited about attending BlogHer this year, there have been a couple of things that kept me from selling my ticket. First of all, I have an idea that's been knocking around in my head for some time now. I think it's a good idea, but I'm not sure where to begin with it. I know for fact that there are some pretty dang amazing women that I will get a chance to hang out with while we are at the conference. I also know, and plan on, picking their brains for ideas and suggestions on where to begin with this project in my head.

The other reason for going is, I know for a fact that there are some pretty dang amazing women that I will get a chance to hang out with. Really? That's it. I have received and sent out virtual hugs to Suebob and Schmutzie and Kizz. Now I will get to give them a real hug. These people always inspire me to be a better blogger. I can't wait to see them and meet some new people. I can't wait to see Chicago (I've only been once on a day trip with mom and dad).

P.S. I tend to not blog while I'm at a blogging conference. Yes, I know...but I just can't get my thoughts organized when I'm actually there. You'll hear all about it next week. Promise.