Thursday, September 13, 2012

Shy Person's Social Guide, Blog Conference Edition

Attention, stalkers!

I'm speeding off in the Trophy Wife Wagon tomorrow to attend this conference , all the better to grow this blog readership to stupendous size and, once the selling out process is complete, to launch my eventual best-selling, nearly true memoir.

Or something like that.

Either way, I'll be in Dallas and very much looking forward to meeting you and you and many other yous. Yes, really - I'm going to attempt to suspend my whining for the whole - ok, most - of the weekend and attempt to just have fun. And I do emphasize "attempt":

As a recovering introvert, being in a room full of strangers doesn't come naturally to me. I like meeting shiny new people - it's just that I'm not terribly good at it. Especially, say, when conferences begin before noon (a.k.a. a socially acceptable cocktail hour). Ahem.

To make these things seem less scary, I'm trying to take my own advice by breaking my attendance goals down into less scary, more manageable bits - (1) enjoy learning at least one new thing, and (2) introduce myself to at least two people whose accessories I like best - whoops, I mean, the people who approach me first. Oh, nevermind.

To my fellow attendees - hello! I promise I won't bite, nor will I talk about my ovaries or yours. Princess Shinylocks's, however, are totally in play - sorry, K. Midd., but the world needs this information.

Any other conference attending advice? Shout-outs (do we still do "shout-outs" in 2012?) from my fellow attendees?


Belle on Heels said...

ZOMG she is TOTALLY preggers!!!!!

OK, now that I got that creepiness out of my system...

I too am a recovering introvert. I've been accused of being (ahem) a snob, but it's really more that I am waaaaay too painfully awkward and shy to introduce myself to anyone. When you combine that with my Chronic Bitch Face, people just think I'm an unapproachable snot. Must work on that.

Lilly said...

I am so excited to see you! I will admit that I was close to backing out before I saw you on the Twitter list (which was well played on their part). And getting the agenda today helped me to know that even if I completely freak out social skills wise I might learn what SEO stands for and stuff. By the looks of some of our fellow attendees I might also be learning a lot about couponing? That is a pretty big deal I am learning?

It's gunna be a partyyyy!


Sara said...

I would totally love to meet you if I can get away from my crazy schedule this weekend!

What Kate Wore said...

Now I know we were separated at birth. (Perhaps with a decade or two in the middle, heh-heh.) We use the same notes app.

Hopefully you will be able to relax and have some fun, I certainly hope so. I could never do it. Never-ever-ever. You are braver than I!

Sending you a smile,

Carly Anne said...

I don't even remember how I survived networking events without an i-phone... God speed, my friend.

Katie Clooney said...

I hope you write a blog about your experience. I live outside of Dallas but I haven't been blogging very long. I hope you have a great time!

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[dianegatorfan] said...

Can't wait to hear about your BBC experience. Oh how I wish I could be either there or at Blissdom to meet you!

I'm sure you'll do fabulously and a lot of those gals are just as nervous and shy as you!

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