This photo is awesome.
Let's break this down:
~ Taken at a party in NYC (August, 2010)
~ I'm standing with some reeeeeally significantly cool and influential bloggers right there: (l-r) Rachael Herrscher (of Today's Mama, and Evo Conference), Jyl Pattee (of Mom it Forward, and Evo Conference), Jane Maynard (of This Week for Dinner), [me], and Allison Czarnecki (of Petit Elefant)
~ Photo taken by Justin Hackworth
~ Notice how all the ladies are wearing beautiful dresses . . . except for that one in the overly sweaty pink shirt (gross)
~ Someone coined this group, 'The Mormon Mafia.' (What can I say? It's true.)
Not long after this photo was taken, I got my fifteen minutes of fame. Yada yada, yada, I HAVE A BIG ANNOUNCEMENT TO MAKE:
I'll be presenting at this year's BlogHer Conference in San Diego. The title of my presentation?
The description of my presentation?
At BlogHer ’10, Jenny Eckton of formerly phread got to live out one of her dreams and dance in front of a crowd. And the crowd loved it. But here’s a little secret: she says she’s not really what you would call a dancer. She’d say she’s a dancer in her mind and in her dreams, unbeknownst to those watching her change diapers and motor her minivan around town.
Blogging often helps us recognize and realize the dreams that motherhood and/or work may leave little space for. And that's what this session will be about: getting back in touch with those dreams, through dance. We’ll clear away the chairs and learn the dance that so many people were talking about last year. Prepare to toss aside your inhibitions and live your own dreams on the dance floor and throughout the weekend!
That's right! I am so excited to do this. And for all of you bloggers who have asked me to teach you this dance throughout this past year? NOW'S YOUR CHANCE.
That's still a few weeks away. This weekend, I'll be at another conference.
evo'11: The Evolution of Women in Social Media (reference to above photo: Rachael & Jyl). I feel extremely fortunate, not only to be a part of the volunteers, but also that the location of this world-class conference is local to where I live. Stay tuned to evo's blog to catch my (and others') reviews of a variety of sessions and classes offered throughout the conference, as well as evo's twitter stream (#evoconf) and facebook page. I may even put a few surprises on my formerly phread facebook page, and/or on my twitter stream, so follow there, if you'd like.
youguys, this is my 1,000th post.
THANK YOU for being here.
THANK YOU for being here.