I admit it. I’m not the avid blogger I pretend to be, which you’ll realize if you stop by and peruse the sporadic posts.
I’ll post more about Blogher 2006 later, I’m exhausted, but for my first post, I thought I’d mention the first person I met, Steve, who was at the Blogher conference with his mother— an 80 something year YOUNG blogger. I admit, I get a little teary-eyed thinking about it. And jealous too. How wonderful to be able to share this crazy technology thing with your mom.
I wonder if my mom would be a blogger. I know she was an avid letter-writer, as I have a shoebox full of letters she’d written to my grandparents, to my dad when he was a sea, letters home to my sister and I from vacationing sans the kids in the Orient. I just don’t know if she would have embraced this new technology.
I know my dad read my blog, at least a few times. He mentioned once that he liked what I wrote about my sister. But I don’t think he ever got into the blogging thing in general. He did own all the latest computer equipment (he was an engineer). I also found out he even had an I-pod. His music list was very varied: from Hawaiian slack key guitarists Keola and Kapono Beamer, to Diana Krall, James Taylor, Bob Dylan, Paul Simon… I’m sure I could come up with more, but I’m very tired. Too many late nights, too little sleep.
I know it seems strange that I mention a “BlogHim” in my first post about the BlogHer conference, but seriously, he was the first person I met. I sat down at a table with my coffee, and he was there. He may have said something before asking “Do you know my mom?” but I don’t remember.
“No, should I?” I answered, instantly outing myself as a blog community illiterate. And just to clarify I added “I really don’t know anybody.”
“Well you do now, I’m Steve.”
So thanks Steve for making me feel not quite so intimidated. Next time I want to make sure I meet your mom, though– she really seems cool.
I did meet lots of incredible women, doing cool stuff in audio, video, social activism, community building, and just plain good writing. As soon as I get some sleep I’m sure I’ll be able to focus some of my thoughts and get them down on ether.