Thursday, July 07, 2011

evo. blogher. one-thousand.

You've heard of BlogHer, yes? Perhaps you've seen their ads on the sidebars of blogs. Maybe you, yourself, are a member of the BlogHer network. If so, and if you're a recipient of BlogHer's emails about their conferences, or if you've been on BlogHer's Conference page, perhaps you've seen the following image:


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?

Lose Your Inhibitions, Live Your Dreams, Learn the 'Single Ladies' Dance

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.
I'm attending Evo 11Link
Today I head up to Park City to be part of the Volunteer Crew for 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.

24 comments:

Ariel said...

all of the above=awesome! go jenny!

Shar said...

Booyah! You go girl!

Queen Scarlett said...

Holla! Congrats!

Tyla said...

Congrats! Oh, and that's a nice pic. of you. :)

Lindsey Johnson said...

You are the awesome. Yay for you being around for 1000 posts. Here's to another 1000+!

Kim said...

Shut the front door! You're speaking at Blogher?!?! You ROCKSTAR!!!!!!!!!! So wish I were going so I could cheer you on and clap really loudly for you.
xoxo

Hailey said...

Wow, wow, wow! Will you come to NY and give me a private dance lesson? At 7 AM, so my grumpy neighbor will come up and not be able to blame my sweet children?

Treble Clef ♪ said...

You'd better get that dance on camera! I want to see!! You are sooooo cool:) Have a blast!

Melody said...

You're welcome, beautiful.

lisa said...

Hooray for you!

(Can I just say how much I love you?)

Julie {Angry Julie Monday} said...

I cannot wait to see you. Seriously. I can't believe that it has been since November that we have been together....

vanessa said...

i am really really excited for you :) there is no such thing as just 15 minutes of fame for you miss jenny

~j. said...

Ariel - thank you! You are so sweet!

~j. said...

Shar - I have a feeling that you and I would have a lot of fun dancing together.

~j. said...

Queen - can't wait! Just a few more weeks!

~j. said...

Tyla - thank you! And thank you!

~j. said...

Lindsey - thank you! Let's toast *clink*!

~j. said...

Kim - YES! I wish you could be there! Although, if I heard your clap, I would be laughing too hard.

~j. said...

Hailey - YES. You betcha. Then your neighbor will have something to gripe about (maybe she'd like to learn, too).

~j. said...

Treble Clef - I'm hoping someone records it! We'll have to see. I hope all goes well at the concert -- you always do such an outstanding job.

~j. said...

Melody - *hug*

~j. said...

lisa - thank you! And yes, yes you can.

~j. said...

Julie - thank goodness for The Twitter, so that we can keep tabs on each other. See you soon!

~j. said...

vanessa - oh, thank you. Maybe twenty minutes? Twenty-seven?