**I recently found out that “swag” really stands for Stuff We All Get.  I don’t know if it’s true or not, but it makes sense.**

Ok, so I’d heard that the swag at BlogHer was fantastic.  But seriously?  I had no clue it’d be this cool.

We’ve already gotten so much stuff that I have 2 large bags FULL!  Best swag so far? This.

I’ve met so many people(Issa, Linda, Alli, Casey, Heather, Megan….just to name a few) and I’ve seen a lot of people I recognize, but the highlight of the trip so far?  I was standing around and Chris Mann came up to me and said, “Queenofhaddock, right?”  O.M.G!  Chris Mann recognized me!  Did you catch that?  Chris Mann recognized me.

It’s crazy.  It’s chaotic.  It’s fun.  And I still have one more party tonight.  I’m used to being up late.  I, however, am not used to being all dressed up late at night.

I can see how people have said before that they didn’t like BlogHer.  It’s hard sometimes to put names with faces.  You have to be outgoing.  You have to put yourself out there.  If you see someone you read, go up to them and introduce yourself.  There are so many people and it’s so loud.  I did have to come take a break and regroup.  Deep breaths…

3 Responses to S.W.A.G.*
  1. abragg
    July 24, 2009 | 9:07 am


    I’m so excited for you. Chris Mann…you go girl! Have a blast for the rest of us back home. Can’t wait to hear all about it & hit you up to share some of your new CSS know-how!

  2. aleasha
    July 24, 2009 | 9:39 am

    How exciting!!!! Enjoy it, girl! And Chris Mann… WOW!!!! That swag looks awesome!

  3. punkinmama
    July 24, 2009 | 2:50 pm

    Glad you’re having a great time! Can’t believe the swag – hope you write about all of it! I can not believe Chris Mann walked up to you and knew who you are! Awesome.