BlogHer09 Recap (With Photos!) July 27, 2009 / Neil Kramer / 104 Comments FASHION COMRADERIE ANXIETY SIGHTSEEING ANGER EGO BOOSTING TEARS TRUTH-TELLING TROUBLE-MAKING DRINKING CLIQUES SUPPORT Share this:FacebookTwitterMoreEmailPrintRedditLinkedIn Blogging and the Internet BlogHer Previous post The Baby Photo Next post My Last BlogHer09 Post 100 Comments maggie, dammit July 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm BEST. BLOGHER RECAP. EVER. Reply Jozet at Halushki July 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm I love that you wore green lederhosen and a wig for the entire conference. I like your confidence. Reply Finn July 27, 2009 at 12:23 pm You totally suck, you know that don’t you? Reply moosh in indy. July 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm Brilliant. But you forgot “There’s no place like home” Because really? There’s not. Reply Loukia July 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm Hilarous. Thanks for making me smile – even though I was not there – today, as it’s very depressing and I’m beyond sad about baby Stellan. Hope to see you next year at BlogHer ’10 in NYC. Reply rachel-asouthernfairytale July 27, 2009 at 12:25 pm ha ha ha ha ha ha ha Neil, you’re a doll and I thoroughly enjoyed hanging out with you at the Social Luxe lounge and seeing you around the conference. Reply Burgh Baby July 27, 2009 at 12:26 pm Finally! A BlogHer post that covers all the angles! Reply Whit July 27, 2009 at 12:27 pm You nailed it. Reply Darryle July 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm Perfect. Reply OHmommy July 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm Neil. You nailed this one. Reply Jill - GlossyVeneer July 27, 2009 at 12:28 pm Brilliant! I wasn’t there this year, but that works just as well for last year’s BlogHer! Reply Marilyn July 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm BEYOND brilliant. Genius. 🙂 Reply akaMonty July 27, 2009 at 12:30 pm ALMOST PERFECT! Except you left out the sex. *that’s what she said* Reply Allie July 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm Perfect! Reply Astacia July 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm Spot on 🙂 Reply Raychel Celeste July 27, 2009 at 12:31 pm Hahaha. That’s just great. Reply palinode July 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm I represented the Lollipop Guild. Reply slouching mom July 27, 2009 at 12:32 pm Snort. Reply Zoeyjane July 27, 2009 at 12:33 pm Genius. Reply Elizabeth, Table for Five July 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm Absolutely brilliant! It was terrific to meet you at the Shutter Sisters PJ party and put a real face to the twitter profile 🙂 Reply Jen July 27, 2009 at 12:34 pm I could not have said this any better. Like everyone else said this is just Brilliant! Reply Heather July 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm I love it! I’m so bummed I kept missing you! Reply Y July 27, 2009 at 12:35 pm So, wait. Are you saying that I was Dorothy or the Witch? I need to know this. Reply Headless Mom July 27, 2009 at 12:36 pm Now I will just sound like the follower that I am….This is perfection! Reply Maria July 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm Absolutely. Reply Lee of MWOB July 27, 2009 at 12:37 pm Neil. Only you. You are one unique brilliant dude. I don’t think Black Hockey Jesus could have thought of this post….. 🙂 Reply Issa July 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm Dammit Neil you stole my idea. Crap what am I supposed to do now? Love it. Great post. Reply Catheroo July 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm AWESOME Reply Rhi July 27, 2009 at 12:38 pm Fantastic 🙂 Loved meeting you, Neil! Reply cryitout July 27, 2009 at 12:39 pm Awesome. Reply Christine July 27, 2009 at 12:41 pm Yes. YESYESYESYESYES. YES. Reply sarah July 27, 2009 at 12:42 pm Hilarious. I really loved your session on blogging as storytelling, too. After a weekend of “how do I get more hits on my blog?!” and “what is product branding?!” and having swag chucked at my head, it was nice to sit in a session where people discussed, oh, I don’t know, WRITING blogs. Thanks for that! Reply VDog July 27, 2009 at 12:43 pm We didn’t get to Bump. 🙁 Great to meet you face to face, Neil. Reply Lynette July 27, 2009 at 12:45 pm Well. It certainly looks like I missed a rip roaring good time. Are you the one in the ruby slippers, or the one in the pointy hat? Reply Lolita July 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm Perfect. Reply Gwen July 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm You clever little blogger, you. And I feel fortunate that I get to say that you are even better in real life. Reply Jeannine July 27, 2009 at 12:48 pm Excellent, Excellent recap!!! I’m so deliriously tired that I’m reliving the emotions again right now. Reply Ann's Rants July 27, 2009 at 12:49 pm Perfect. Great to meet you. Reply deb July 27, 2009 at 12:51 pm so who’s the main character? where’s the Anacin? i’m confused! Reply The Glamorous Life Association July 27, 2009 at 1:02 pm Great to meet you and hang in the Shutter Sister suite. My recap was less Wizard of Oz and more HEATHERS. http://marcywrites.com/2009/01/oh-my-blog/ Reply Kristabella July 27, 2009 at 1:10 pm That pretty much sums up my whole weekend! Excellent post! Nice to briefly meet you in the elevator! Reply Mr Lady July 27, 2009 at 1:11 pm Well played, sir. Well played, indeed. See you soon, mister. 🙂 Reply Lisa @ Crazy Adventures in Parenting July 27, 2009 at 1:17 pm Fantastic! Reply Corina July 27, 2009 at 1:24 pm Neil: Those ruby slippers make you look HOT. You own them…. Reply ByJane July 27, 2009 at 1:30 pm Yep, you got it. A pic is worth a trillion words…. Reply LVGurl July 27, 2009 at 1:35 pm Right, but would the BlogHer weekend synch up with Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon?” Reply SciFi Dad July 27, 2009 at 1:52 pm Dude, tell me you’re actually going to write about BlogHer, please, because your recap is one of the few I was actually looking forward to reading. Reply Colleen - Mommy Always Wins July 27, 2009 at 1:54 pm The only thing you missed was a shot of Dorothy and the Scarecrow picking apples off the trees with the caption: “SWAG” 😉 Reply merlotmom July 27, 2009 at 2:06 pm Very cool. Very cool. Was nice to meet you, Neil! Reply Ellen B. July 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm Congratulations on all your new fans, Neil. You have definitely boosted your popularity meter! Reply lizardek July 27, 2009 at 2:21 pm Too funny! Reply magpie July 27, 2009 at 2:32 pm Woot! Reply ingrid July 27, 2009 at 2:37 pm next year … i MUST come Reply Natalie July 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm Oh goodness, all my favorite things. Next year, I must go. Blogher10 or bust! Reply Fairly Odd Mother July 27, 2009 at 2:49 pm Great recap. Although I thought the cliques looked better than those guys. Reply Donna July 27, 2009 at 2:50 pm I’m glad you finally made it to BlogHer (although sorry it was one of the ones *I* couldn’t get to). Maybe I’ll finally meet you next year in NYC. Reply Kari July 27, 2009 at 2:53 pm Love it! Reply Kari July 27, 2009 at 2:54 pm p.s. Loved your storytelling panel at BlogHer too. I got a lot out of it, so thanks! Reply Kellyology July 27, 2009 at 3:08 pm Bwhahaha…best recap yet. Reply Stimey July 27, 2009 at 3:11 pm Dammit. Which suite was that in? Reply eliz July 27, 2009 at 3:13 pm Reading your tweets (and now seeing this excellent recap) about your impressions of BlogHer was almost better than experiencing BlogHer myself. It was quite a weekend, no? Sorry I didn’t meet your or go to your panel, but I agree with Sarah – there was a dearth of actual writing sessions, and unfortunately virtually the only two were happening at once. I also echo Ellen B. Reply churlita July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm I thought it was in Chicago, not Oz. I still kind of think of Chicago as the land of Oz anyway. Reply Long Story Longer July 27, 2009 at 3:16 pm Brilliant. As usual. 🙂 Reply Kerri Anne July 27, 2009 at 3:56 pm Perfect. It was so great to meet you, good sir. Reply corrin July 27, 2009 at 4:26 pm Very true! Reply Maya July 27, 2009 at 4:27 pm OMG I LOVED THIS! Reply perksofbeingme July 27, 2009 at 4:31 pm BEST. RECAP. EVER. Reply Matthew July 27, 2009 at 4:44 pm All this bs about “story telling” and you do this. I hate you. (But really like this post) You could be in my clique anytime. Can I be the guy in blue? I like his hair better. Reply Amy, Resourceful Mommy July 27, 2009 at 6:14 pm So bummed I didn’t meet you and this is the BEST BlogHer recap I’ve read so far. Love it! Reply Chicken Liver July 27, 2009 at 6:33 pm Like any good movie, one that you want to watch again–you need trouble making. Blogher wouldn’t be blogher if not for the drama. Oh the drama. It is a womans meet up after all. Reply Miguelina July 27, 2009 at 6:36 pm Oooh, I like your shoes! Reply Margaret (Nanny Goats) July 27, 2009 at 7:08 pm Yeah, that clique of self-righteous, self-aggrandizing, blogging ho’ Oompah Loompahs really pissed me off. Otherwise, the conference was great. Also? It was great “Bump”ing iPhones with you. And attending your panel on Storytelling. You, my friend, rock. Reply Parentopia Devra July 27, 2009 at 7:13 pm I’m so happy you followed the yellow brick road and came to Chicago! Reply Chris July 27, 2009 at 9:43 pm My favorite movie of all time. I’m glad BlogHer was THAT good. 🙂 Reply Twenty Four At Heart July 27, 2009 at 9:56 pm This is so, so, perfect! Of course, I found myself over analyzing even this …. Hugs! Reply gorillabuns July 27, 2009 at 11:27 pm so, tell me how you really feel? and BTW: did you see any boobs? Reply Avitable July 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm What, no “Burgers with Avitable” image from that one scene from Oz? Fucker. Reply Danny July 27, 2009 at 11:50 pm Love it, this is my kind of post!! That said, I’m dying to hear more about your workshop and your general impressions of that event that I can’t imagine ever attending. What was it like being in the testosterone minority? Reply flutter July 28, 2009 at 12:27 am perfect. Reply Velma July 28, 2009 at 1:29 am I love this so much that I don’t even care that you don’t remember meeting me the first time. Heh. Reply vodkamom July 28, 2009 at 8:38 am Do you still have my shoes? Reply Vicki July 28, 2009 at 11:19 am At least it wasn’t Apocalypse Now. Thanks. This is great. Now, for a full recap, please! Reply Chicky Chicky Baby July 28, 2009 at 3:08 pm I bet poppies leave you with less of a hangover. Great meeting you! Reply better safe than sorry July 28, 2009 at 4:44 pm love the shoes, but that is the creepiest movie i’ve ever seen, which makes me worry about what blogher was really like, hopefully, no flying monkies, eek! Reply Mocha July 28, 2009 at 5:39 pm Shit. When you’re clever like this I sorta hate it. You jerk. Reply Only Aman July 28, 2009 at 6:39 pm wait… which one am I? Reply Melanie July 28, 2009 at 6:57 pm perfect! Reply Cara July 28, 2009 at 9:47 pm Pure awesomeness. Reply califmom July 29, 2009 at 4:35 am Prezactly! Reply Don Mills Diva July 29, 2009 at 12:15 pm Yup – that pretty much sums it up! Soooo bummed I didn’t get to hang with you. I saw you at Mama Pop but then you were gone. Or was I gone? Can’t remember now. Reply Deb on the Rocks July 29, 2009 at 4:04 pm I’ve figured out all the others, but who was Toto? Reply Janie July 29, 2009 at 4:55 pm I don’t think you could have summed it up any better! I wasn’t there but I can only imagine. Reply LetterB July 30, 2009 at 11:56 pm Lovely, precise, and true, Neil. I’m a little sad to be back in black and white. Wonderful meeting you, darling. Reply Karl July 31, 2009 at 4:33 pm I know I’m late to the party, dude, but I don’t read recaps until after MINE is written. Enjoyed you immensely as a roommate, but next year I’m injecting you with a GPS microchip. The needle isn’t all THAT big, don’t worry. Reply Sandy - Organize with Sandy August 1, 2009 at 8:54 pm Great post!! (plus I love Wizard of Oz) It was good to meet you. I sat at your table at one of the closing sessions. I had to leave a little early to meet someone…but was glad to meet you. Reply amy@ bitchin' wives club August 2, 2009 at 9:29 am How did I miss this earlier this week? Gah. Handily the most creative re-cap of the weekend. Well done, sir! Reply Karen (Miscellaneous Mum) August 3, 2009 at 8:52 pm I’m coming next year 🙂 Let’s hope that photo re-cap isn’t taken from something like, oh, A Clockwork Orange or something 😉 Reply Karen MEG August 6, 2009 at 12:16 pm My fave recap, on so many levels! So glad to have met you, Neil! Reply thenextmartha July 20, 2010 at 2:48 pm Can I be the scarecrow? Reply Mamie July 20, 2010 at 9:15 pm I have never wanted to bein a clique until today. Reply 4 Pingbacks BlogHer Round-Up: Swag is the New Black « PR MAMA by Stephanie Smirnov BlogHer recap roundup » mamikaze BlogHer Post Roundup BlogHer ’12 | Citizen of the Month Leave a Reply Cancel reply This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.