As many of you no doubt know, BlogHer is going on rightthisminute.
There are WAY more people in the blogosphere NOT going to the conference than going. So some folks decided to have an alternative to BlogHer, which they’re calling “BlogHop ’08.”
I don’t like REAL LIFE parties (one reason I decided not to go to BlogHer — too many people), but I love virtual ones. 🙂
I participated in the Ultimate Blog Party in March. I threw a little giveaway in April (and another one is coming the last week of this month). I’ve hosted three different blog carnivals and participated in a few myself… some big, some small.
So yes. I like reading blogs and “meeting” new people. Blog carnivals, no matter the context, are GREAT ways to do this.
So I’m IN. What about you? For more information, go visit Robin. The party starts at 10 p.m. eastern on Friday, July 18. How long it lasts is pretty much up to us. 🙂
I do enjoy going to all these parties without leaving the comfort of my home. If there was just a way to zap the food through the screen…now that would be cool..
ellen b’s last blog post..Blog Hop ‘08 ~ Hopping Rice Krispy Bars!
That would totally RULE! 🙂
I hear ya! Real life parties make me feel… claustrophobic. Not that I’m anti-social. Just not my thang!
Joy’s last blog post..It’s a Party!
Birds of a feather… It’s fun to flock together. 🙂
I agree, parties from home are far better! it’s fun to go around “meeting” new people. I’m too shy to be around so many people in real life
Casey’s last blog post..Blog Hop ’08
Well, I’m glad you came. 🙂
I think we’re all at the right party here. From what I can tell so far; most of us are to shy or overwhelmed to venture out in public to meet bloggers in real life and much more comfortable meeting people in the comfort of our home. Nothing wrong with that. A lot cheaper too!
I was fascinated by the comments this post generated. So many of us are pretty shy/overwhelmed by the thought of big parties. This was a lot of fun.
I like parties in person if I’m in the mood for them… other nights, it’s nice to do this kind of thing. Nice to meet you!
zchamu’s last blog post..Their party vs. Our party: BlogHop 08
Actually, I do, too. The problem is that I’m RARELY in the mood for them…
I like small parties – say a game night with a few friends. Anything bigger than that and I clam up!
I’m right there with you!
Nice to meet you, Reba. This is my kind of blogging party, too. I’d like to attend a blogger’s conference, but it’s not happening this year.
Leslie’s last blog post..Hello There (BlogHop til You Drop)
Thanks for coming! 🙂
Nice to meet you! Thanks for letting me stop by. I love people but this party was rather comfortable here at home, don’t you think!??!
cyn’s last blog post..Blog Hop ‘08
I totally agree! 🙂
At real parties, I hide in the background. Virtual ones, though…I’m a riot!
Nice to meet you!
World’s Greatest Mommy’s last blog post..The BlogHop ’08 Party Post…
Love these blog parties because they always introduce me to at least ONE blogger I’ve never read before but can’t wait to begin reading regularly…it’s a great way to “meet” new bloggers!
Karina’s last blog post..BlogHop 08 – Never Met a Party I Didn’t Like
Yup… at minimum, it’s a “shot” in the blogger’s arm… new visitors are always fun, even if they stop by only a time or two. 🙂
There’s something that’s just so appealing about partying in pajamas…Nice to meet you!
Shanda’s last blog post..Hoppin’ thru some blogs.
You, too, Shanda!
Oh, I am with you…the thought of a big real life party makes me a little bit lightheaded. I like it much better when I can party away sitting here on my couch in my pjs. 🙂
Jackie @ Our Moments Our Memories’s last blog post..Intentional
Doing almost anything in pjs is better. 🙂
It’s nice to meet you.
Your blog is so cute!
Happy Blog Hop Party!
Thanks so much! I enjoy “doing” this cute blog. 🙂
So nice to meet you! I love these small gatherings! All the comforts of home…wait I am at home!
Kellyn’s last blog post..Welcome to Blog Hop 08!
Hooray for being at home!
It’s nice to meet you! I love blog carnivals too… I’ll be back to read more of your blog after I finish all the hopping… 🙂
Char @ DigiScrapChat’s last blog post..It’s a Blog Hop!
I am so glad you enjoyed your visit! I hope I WILL see you again soon.
nice meeting you – thanks for visiting my place as well!
You, too, Karen. 🙂
Who needs BlogHer when we have BlogHop 08? Nice to meet you!
I agree. Nice to meet you, too.
I’m with you on the “too many people” thing. This party is just right!
Nice to meet you!
Party on, girl!
You, too! 🙂 I’ve enjoyed this party.
Great to meet you! The best thing about virtual parties is that it doesn’t matter what we wear 🙂
After a cup of coffee’s last blog post..Blog Hop!
Yeah, that’s the hardest part of “real” parties… what to wear. Apart from the PEOPLE part, that is. 🙂
I’m with you! I’d much rather attend a blog party than a conference.
Barbara H.’s last blog post..Saturday Photo Scavenger Hunt: What IS that?
You’ve got a lovely blog — you pictures are really beautiful! I enjoyed taking a tour and getting to know you.
Michelle@Life with Three’s last blog post..I’m joining the Par-Tay!
Thank you so much for the compliments, Michelle. I’m glad you enjoyed your stay. Come back!
I understand what you mean by too many people at events like BlogHer. When I worked in marketing for Libbey, I did my share of trade shows. Yes they were fun with all the dinners and shows and things like that in the evenings, but I don’t feel much of a need to go do that these days. At this point, I’m thrilled to have an afternoon to myself, just reading, writing, or, better yet, shopping!
I’ve got my BlogHop post up. Hope you stop by.
Kim @ Up North Mommy’s last blog post..BlogHop ‘08
I do one trade show a year. That is plenty. Thanks for coming by!
IF I’m EARLY to a party, then I’m okay in real life. Unless I know everyone really well, I hate walking in late.
But I agree, a cyber party? We can let our hair down…or come with it wet!
Thanks for joining in the fun :)!
Robin (PENSIEVE)’s last blog post..REVISED! Poodle skirts & bobbie socks, but only in my mind
I don’t like being late ANYWHERE! Thanks for spearheading this. 🙂
I enjoy running around and “meeting” new people, too!
Nice to meet you, by the way!
Amber (Bringing Good Home)’s last blog post..Hop Til You Drop – Blog Hop, That Is
You, too, Amber.
Nice to *meet* you! I love blog parties and blog hops too! So much better the real life parties, no need to change out of pajamas 🙂 Party on!
Beckie’s last blog post..Because I couldn’t make it to BlogHer08
Beckie, this has been so much fun. 🙂
I’m more of a virtual party kind of girl myself. This is just what I needed to discover some new, interesting blogs. I hope to see you around the blogosphere. Nice to meet you.
Just when I “need” a blog party, one always seems to come along. 🙂 It was nice to meet you, too.
Very nice to meet you!
Jen @ I should be cleaning’s last blog post..meet you at the blog hop…
You, too, Jen! 🙂
Nice to meet you.
Lizz @ Yes, and So is My Heart’s last blog post..Party Time
You, too, Lizz.
Nice to meet you. I am finally catching up with my e-mails. Great photos!
Sarah’s last blog post..Blog Hop ’08: The party is on!
Thanks so much, Sarah. It is nice to meet you, too. 🙂
Nice to meet you! My party post is here:
I’m having fun hopping to all these blogs, seeing some new ones, and meeting new people.
Forgetfulone’s last blog post..Weekend Update
–This was fun, wasn’t it? 🙂
I just joined Blog Her and haven’t explored it enough to know what to do, but glad I could join in the Blog Hop.
Gina’s last blog post..Saturday Summer Savings #6
I had a lot of fun with it. 🙂