I met some awesome people at BlogHer. Some were bloggy celebrities in my eyes. Like Secret Agent Mama. I was so excited that I got to take her picture that I only snapped one. And she blinked. Poifect!
Some were actual celebrities. For instance, I got to hang out with Erin Manning, who stars in HGTV’s “The Whole Picture” in an exclusive four student photography class. Yes, I am that kind of coolness.
There were also people that I’d never heard of before I left for Chicago, but developed instant friendships with over the course of the trip. Kellie was one of those people. She has the most gorgeous red hair.
Another person like that was Lynn. She and I talked for hours about photography, marriage, parenting and everything in between. We had so much in common! I shared my marketing strategies with her and she told me all about her upcoming wedding.
She’s got to be the coolest person on the planet. I love hanging out with her! She’s generous, funny and extremely thoughtful. She let me tag along with her to visit her blog friends a couple of times, which was awesome because I was feeling a little lost in the sea of humanity.
But she was not clingy at all. We went our separate ways for most of the trip and spent time catching up in the evenings.
I was seriously amazed by her generosity. She thought to tip people that I usually overlook. When I was feeling impatient and dehydrated, she seemed to radiate calmness and humor. On Saturday, when I was scheduled to livblog two sessions in a row, I came down with a horrible migraine. I was unable to get in touch with the BlogHer staff, so I finally texted Bridget and she left what she was doing to come rescue me. She finished my liveblog and brought my computer back to the room. When she saw that I had retreated into the merciful blackness of the bed with the curtains drawn, she went out shopping so that I could sleep.
She’s definitely the best cousin-in-law a girl could ever ask for and I’m so very glad to be her friend.