Thursday, August 2, 2012

BlogHer Nerves

I am one of those individuals who scores exactly halfway between introverted and extroverted on those silly tests one takes. 

I think this makes me uniquely suited to blogging. I have ample opportunities of connecting with and talking to other people, without any of that face-to-face contact that is just so Last Century, and somewhat overwhelming, to boot.

However, my intro/extroversion also means that I have been alternately excited and nervous beyond belief about attending my first BlogHer conference.

I mean, on the one hand, people! Potential friends! Fellow writers!

On the other hand, people! Possible awkward conversations! Making eye contact!

So, as I generally do when I'm nervcited about something, I completely and utterly ignored it. Yes, I dutifully saved all the attendee information emails that BlogHer sent me. Yes, I jumped up and down and shrieked a little bit when I read that Obama would be speaking to the conference. Yes, I made all the arrangements for travel and lodging and so on.

But here it is the day before the conference is to begin, and I have only the vaguest sense of what to expect. I've only glanced at the agenda for the weekend. I don't really know who will be here and what they will be talking about.

In short, I have not studied for this test.

My hope is that there will be other exintrovert procrastinators in attendance. We can look slightly awkward and overwhelmed together and laugh a little over the fact that we really didn't prepare for this.

And if all else fails, we can hit the sauce.


  1. I can so relate! I'm going to fincon this year and I'm also nervcited. I vote sauce.

  2. Hi, we met during the speed dating part of BlogHer. I felt a little socially challenged at the conference, but I survived and came home swag-free. Nice to meet you briefly!

  3. You appeared to behave like a perfectly normal human being (whatever that is) when I met you at BlogHer12!And it was very nice to talk with you!

  4. I agree with Darlene! So great to meet you in the loo!