Deadly honest here
I want to go to BlogHer
. I want to go so badly I can barely stand to look at the list of attendees as it grows daily. I want to hang out with some of my favorite bloggers, and one hog snorting husband. I want to learn some new stuff about the future of blogging from some of my blog heros. I want to go back to my old haunts in the San Jose area and say "hi" to a couple of old friends. I want to socialize with other bloggers and talk about those universal blogging topics like "should I blog this or is someone in real life going to be miffed if they read about it in my blog?" I want to ask some bloggers how they can stay eternally funny despite the fact that life is biting them in the ass. But mostly I want to go because I think I've got a lot to learn and a lot to offer. I want to improve my blog, I want to make it more interesting to the masses, I want to be more topical, and I want to be able to help our community at the same time. I have directions I want to go in, I have ideas I want to share, topics I want to bounce off people and I can't do that on my blog. So I need to go to BlogHer in the worst way.
OK, that's the justification for my wanting to go. What's stopping me? Oh, come on. You know. Money, evil, satanic money. I don't have it. This would be probably the most expensive weekend I've ever spent. I've checked out the plane fare, and it's so not cheap in the middle of the summer. The conference itself isn't outrageous, and there are some sponsorships available to the right blogger (me, pick me!), but that still doesn't cover travel and accomodations. I can't do it. I can't justify it. It so sucks.
I was momentarily jealous of the Bloggers in Amsterdam thing, but I can deal with the disappointment. I got to live there and those folks only get to visit. But I really really really want to go to BlogHer. I'd even drive out there if I could drive and had a car that would make the trek, neither of which are plausable. I think it sucks that they keep having this conference on the west coast. I'm so over California.
So purty please, give me some ideas on how I can get someone to sponsor me?