BlogHer 2012…Oh Bother…Why Bother?

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If you know me at all, you know I am crying over want to go to BlogHer 2012.  It is time for me to network and that would be THE place and it’s happening this August and I’m NOT going…waahh!  Now I could have pitched (but I’m still a new blogger so why bother?).  I had the perfect pitch (but why bother?).  I would be the perfect advocate for whatever brand or community would have chosen to accept my pitch (but why bother?).  I’m still a nobody (so why bother?).  I didn’t pitch anyone (because I’m a sissy pants like that).
I feel like Winnie the Pooh…OH BOTHER!  
And here it is, mid July, and I have no plans to go.  The cost of the ticket for the event is high.  Then there is travel from Texas to NYC.  Let’s don’t forget accommodations.  Fortunately for me (or unfortunately because I really want to go…OH BOTHER), I realize that buying a house and silly things like feeding my kids and paying the bills come before a conference I long to attend (oh bother)!
So many of my good “virtual” friends will be there and I long to meet them.  There’s Deb from Just Short of Crazy, and Amy from As the Bunny Hops, and so many more.  And they will learn, and network, and have FUN…without ME (oh bother)!
It’s all my fault.  I should have, could have, would have pitched (if I wasn’t such a sissy pants), but now it’s too late and I’ll be sitting at home while they have fun and I cry try to pretend like I don’t care.  
But if anyone with about $1000 happens to be reading this and hopes all my dreams come true (since I do believe in fairy tales and all that sparkle) wants to sponsor me, I sure wouldn’t think it was a bother if you contacted me.  Did I actually just type that?  Why bother?
I hope all of my friends have fun at BlogHer 2012 while I sob in the corner of my “clawset” (not a typo, a southern thing that you might not understand…why bother?).  Now, as I kick myself in the keester, I realize, I should have bothered to pitch (and not been all sissy pants) because I really want to go to BlogHer….thank.you.very.much! 
Oh well…shoulda, coulda, woulda…it’s too late now.  WAAHH!  And yes, one more time….OH BOTHER!
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Christy Gossett, managing editor of SoFabFood and creator of the healthy living blog, Insanity Is Not An Option, is a WAHM of 6 kids ranging in age from 27 to 8. She enjoys sharing her heart-healthy, low sodium recipes to help others with dietary restrictions enjoy a flavorful life while maintaining a healthy diet.

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  1. Melissa Rheinlander says:

    I’m right there with ya!!

  2. I’m in the same boat. Would have loved to attend but it’s way out of my price range. Maybe next time!

  3. Darn, I was really hoping to meet you… Sponsors, take her to NYC!

  4. I’ll be there and wish you were going! I saw someone post that they have a pass to sell (death in the family) so if you decide you want to go, I’ll find her email for you!

  5. clgossett says:

    There’s still that pesky travel and accommodation thing. Have fun!

  6. clgossett says:

    I’m shooting for 2013 for sure!

  7. clgossett says:

    *SAD FACE*

  8. Looks like I’ll join the crowd. I’ve always wanted to go to a conference and this one way out of my price range! So I’ll just sit back and see what all the awesome people that go have to say and maybe I can join in the fun next year! *off to my “clawset” (and you know I say it that way) with my glass of wine*

  9. clgossett says:

    We’ll rock in the clawset in our respective homes…sobbing…at the same time. There’s always next year, right?

  10. Barb S. says:

    I wanted to go too, for the 1st time, since it was in NYC, but without a sponsor and $1000, couldn’t go! Maybe one of these years!

  11. clgossett says:

    There’s always next year! BlogHer 2013…here we come!

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