Sluiter Nation is NOT Going to BlogHer ’10

Wait…some of you may be wondering what the ham sandwich BlogHer even is.

BlogHer is the BIGGEST blogger conference of the year.  This year it’s this coming weekend in New York City. There are all sorts of workshops and parties and networking opportunities and swag and sponsors and…and…and ALL MY FAVORITE BLOGGERS (well, a LOT of them).  In my head?  It is all glamorous and wonderful and there is talk and hugs and learning and love going on.

Sluiter Nation will not be there.

What?!?  Why not?  I can hear you gasping as you read that.  Yes, I know.  Sounds right up my alley.  Sounds like loads of fun.  Sounds like the ULTIMATE girls weekend away.

Yup, still not going.

Twitter is all a, well twitter, with #blogher talk.  Everyone is discussing what to pack, where to meet, who is rooming with whom.  It’s a big slumber party!

And I’m not going.


It’s not because I don’t want to!  And yes, I am hugely jealous of those going.  Every time someone new tweets about it?  I get a little sad I won’t be there.

But here is the thing…I found out about it WAY TOO LATE.

I know, I know..I’ve been blogging for three years.  But really?  I have just been in this world of blogging/twitter for just over two months. I was all unaware of this community of bloggers!  I didn’t even know BlogHer existed three months ago, and by that time?  It was all sold out.

Plus?  It is SUPER expensive.  I have decided if I want to go next year?  I need to start saving now. Or three months ago.  Anyway, I need to start saving.

So, that all being said…I hope everyone going has a super fabulous time…but to you ladies who are home with me this weekend?  Cheers to you!  Link up below and we can have our own pity wine party!

About Katie

Just a small town girl...wait no. That is a Journey song. Katie Sluiter is a small town girl, but she is far from living in a lonely world. She is a middle school English teacher, writer, mother, and wife. Life has thrown her a fair share of challenges, but her belief is that writing through them makes her stronger.


  1. New Breed Mama says

    We're in the same boat! I will see you at BlogHer … next year.

  2. I was supposed to go, I was lucky enough to be chosen as a Blog Her volunteer (which would give me free conference admission). Unfortunately, after still reviewing the costs (flights, hotels, etc.) it was just not going to happen this year for me. Thankfully, I was able to give my volunteer spot to another blogger who was on a wait list.

    Hopefully, I'll see you there next year!

  3. designHER Momma says

    Ok, here is the deal. If I were you (and I've been you), find something to do this weekend so you don't sit and stew watching your twitter stream.

    Although it feels like everyone is going, the truth is, only about 1% of mommy bloggers are going, it just happens to be the ones that make the most noise.

    Ignore twitter the rest of the week, avoid reading all those post-conference recaps.

    In a week and a half, it will be a distant memory and totally over with.

    And anyway, BlogHER is great, but know what conference is better? Blissdom. Yep, I said it.

    AND! It's within driving distance of you, a whole heck of alot cheaper, sometime in late Feb. I believe.

    Seriously, don't get bummed about it. It will pass and the internet will return to it's usual self.

  4. Sippy Cup Mom says

    Next year!

  5. I'm not going either… but if it was meant to be…it would happen. Oh well.

  6. Missy@Wonder, Friend says

    Next year, next year… I'm with you on the twitter thing. I had heard about BlogHer, but I had NO IDEA what a big deal it was until Twitter told me so.

  7. HarmSkills says

    not going this year. but maybe next year!!!!!

  8. Mungee's Ma says

    I'll be home too and this weekend will be like any other old weekend around these parts 🙂

  9. MamaOnDaGo says

    We're all in the same boat! Let's just take a cruise to somewhere warm and lovely insead of BlogHer. =)

  10. I would love to go also! I will be with you at the pity party! I hope you have a great night! 🙂

    Mama Hen

  11. I feel ya, for me it's the SITS Bloggy Boot Camp in San Francisco. I couldn't go b/c it was sold out when I decided I wanted to go!

    May I join the pity party? LOL. I'm your newest follower, from Mama's Little Nestwork.


  12. Blogher, bloggy boot camps…I have to pass all of them altogether since we're not in the US anymore. Sigh. Let's have our own twitter party this w'end, girl! 😀

  13. Krista @ Not Mommy of the Year says

    Right there with you, my dear.

    &PS. I'm still chuckling at "what the ham sandwich." haha!

  14. I'd love to go too but since I've only been blogging for a month today….. Maybe next year and maybe it will be somewhere closer..

  15. I just signed up for this MomDot event in Orlando, Florida (Nov 5 – 7, 2010). It's only $99 (that covers accommodations). Sounds like a TON of fun, you should try to make it!!!