I'm not planning to go to any conferences this year. I am pretty new to blogging and the money just isn't there to go anywhere this year. I wish I would have known about Chicks Who Click because Boulder would have been very doable.
Can't go (but would love to) since I'm in Paris. Do you know of any conferences in Europe (besides CEBIT which has become the joke of the European IT industry. Only the Germans attend).
What exactly goes on at these blogging conferences? Or more specifically, if I'm not reviewing or selling anything on my blog, how can I benefit from a conference? I just tell stories, complain about the French, and dish on my bitchy expat friends. I would love to pick up new readers, but I'm not sure how attending a conference (vs. being a speaker or being profiled) can get more people reading the La Mom blog.
I want to go to the Mom 2.0 Summit, because it is only three hours from my house. Unfortunately, it is too close to my due date. SXSW is also too close to my due date. My husband and I would love to go to SXSW, but it is pretty expensive. Most likely next year.
I REALLY want to go to BlogHer in July. And my blog earnings can pay for the conference fee this year! :) My husband and toddler want to go along for the ride, so it is matter of affording the plane tickets, hotel and using the child care services. We'll see. I am not going to buy a conference pass this year until I am definite that will spend the money on the trip.
I'm going to Blissdom and BlogHer because they're close by and I'm lucky to be in the midwest. The others are just too far away and plane tickets don't grow on trees! I just started blogging and am not making the greenbacks that a lot of you ladies seem to be making....yet! I hope to get the hang of this stuff soon though and I hope more people start reading!
I wish I could go to SXSW too, but between the expense and the fact that it's 5 days long, it's not doable. I may be taking the kids and the husband to BlogHer. We have friends in the area, and they can hang out with them while I'm at the conference.