BlogHerhood is powerful
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Tomorrow I'm attending the first annual BlogHer convention in Santa Clara, Calif. I'll be renting a car and everything, since Santa Clara is 45 minutes away from where I live. And I'll be awakening at the ungodly hour of 6:30-ish, to arrive there at the sign-in time of 7:30-ish. Awesome, right?
No, for real, I'm very excited. Tomorrow's conference will bring together hundreds of female bloggers from across the country -- to meet, network, discuss and learn learn learn in a day full of panels, demos and debates.
There should be a hefty helping of Internet superstars there -- including, of course, myself! -- and I can't wait to meet everyone and discover what's in store for the future of women bloggers.
The organizers explain their mission thusly:
Now that we've demonstrated where (some of) the women bloggers are, let's leap-frog tokenism, push past lip-service, and frame a discussion about our future with this technology (not [men's] plans for it). The BlogHer Debate question for 2005 is this: Women bloggers, how do you want the world to learn about what you're creating -- if at all? Do you want to play by today's rules, or change the game? Because, really, it's your call. Now that women represent between 43 percent and 56 percent of all bloggers, we're in familiar territory.
Damn straight, sisters. BlogHerhood is powerful.
And if all goes as planned, I'll be live-blogging from the event -- so check back into The Mix on Saturday for updates!