Metaphorically Speaking

posted by Momo Fali on August 19, 2011

I haven’t had much time to tell you about the BlogHer ’11 Conference, because my job is to read what everyone else is saying about the BlogHer ’11 Conference and, whoa Nellie, do people say a lot. At least 99% of the reactions have been positive, so I have that going for me.  It’s hard enough to read thousands of comments, but if they were negative, I would likely be reading them from the corner, in the fetal position while sucking my thumb.

Since I am swimming in a sea of post-conference reports and tweets, I know that I’m not going to get around to writing a glowing post about my wonderful weekend. Therefore, I have decided to use visuals to describe how stellar my trip was.

This is what I found on my bed in San Diego after a hard day of work at the conference, which was also the night before I would be speaking in front of thousands of people. Nervous poop much? Thank goodness the convention center was big enough that I had entire bathrooms to myself. I digress. Those are rose petals left by my roommates. And, see that pillow on the right? That was personalized for me by one of them too.

This is what I found on my unmade bed, when I returned to Ohio. This is my dog’s “baby”. It is covered in dirt, fur and hardened dog slobber.

And that, boys and girls, sums up my conference experience quite well.


  • burghbaby

    I think your dog is trying to tell you that you don’t buy him flowers anymore.

  • Tara R.

    Aww… he missed you enough to bring you his favorite toy.

  • AmazingGreis

    What?!? I was hoping for a good “I was NOT on a boat!” story.


  • molly

    I heard you read your story. I was a VOTY but not a keynote speaker. But damn sure I wanted to hear what the speakers’ stories were.

    I sat there amazed and crying. All the stories were so good. So SO good. Yours had me crying too. Such a hard story to tell but beautifully articulated.

    The fact that 99% of the recaps were positive makes me so sad. My recap was in the 1% that wasn’t good. Not anything to do with BlogHer itself. The community is amazing. But I had a nervous breakdown at the conference. Really bad timing, brain. Really bad timing. Ugh.

    • Momo Fali

      Oh no. I’m so sorry! If I had known, I might have joined you.

  • ascapecodturns

    Ah, the difference between fantasy conference world and the real world…..

  • Lynn @ Walking With Scissors

    Leave it to real life to slap you in the face with a dirty dog toy.

  • Melisa

    Your roommates sound awesome.

  • meleah rebeccah

    I need some roommates like yours!

  • MommyNamedApril

    bummed that i didn’t get to go and harass you. next conference, hopefully 😉

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