I really, really wanted to go to BlogHer this year, but with times being what they are and blah blah blah, we just couldn’t afford it.
So! I have an idea. I’ll make up for it with a Fake BlogHer (BlogHer Splenda? BlogHer Toupee?) here in Ottawa.
Here’s what I’m thinking. I’ll plan a one-evening event for any bloggers in the area, male or female, who would like to attend. I’ll book a venue (a bar? a restaurant? an auditorium? someone’s house?) and we’ll get together for fun and socializing.
But also! There will be readings. Anyone who is interested can choose their favourite post from the past year and take a turn at the mic, reading out loud.
I’m eyeing Thursday, July 23rd, as it is the first day of the BlogHer conference — so I’ll have something constructive and bloggy to do, other than sitting at home wimpering into my cup of tea.
What do you think?
Comment and let me know:
a) if you’re interested in coming,
b) if you’d like to do a reading,
c) what kind of venue you think is appropriate,
d) what you think we should call this thing.
If I get say, 10-15 interested parties, I’ll do more than just blog about it, I’ll actually make some phone calls!
Feel free to cross-post this info if you think this is a great idea, and you can reach a wider audience.