If you see me at the Blogher 08 conference starting later this week chances are good — unless I spill red wine or spaghetti sauce on it — you’ll find me wearing a little something in white I created for the occasion (see below).
I still find it highly ironic that I’m part of the Mommyblogging track. The panel I’m on Saturday, July 19, is called When the Road To Motherhood Is Anything But Smooth: Infertility, Adoption and Miscarriage Bloggers.
The session includes two fellow bloggers I’ve been emailing for more than a year now — Lori and Mel. I’m very excited to meet them in person. You can bet a large number of G&Ts (or other adult beverages of choice) will be consumed as I’ve been promising them for some time now, and I expect they’ll take the edge off my nerves.
Nerves. Ah, yes. I’ve got mucho butterfly-os in my stomach-o. MUCHO! I’m perfectly at ease and fairly articulate in front of my computer, but public speaking on a topic that touches this close to home and requires such deftness in the face of so many myths and misunderstandings, well, I just don’t want to do a poor job representing … know what I mean?
You’ve given me some great thoughts (seen in the comments section here) to work into the conversation. I only hope the stage fright doesn’t knock them out of my head. If you have more thoughts or ideas about settling my stomach, I’m all ears. Also, please let me know if you plan to be there. Would love, love, love to meet some of my readers.
So here’s me modeling part of my BlogHer wardrobe:
p.s. Reduced, the images lose some legibility (trust me it looks better in person), but you should recognize Calliope’s lovely blog banner designs, and, of course my blog URL.
p.p.s. Deep breaths, that’s right keep breathing, Pamela Jeanne…