why do i feel like i'm the only person in the wake of blogher '06 who doesn't really have anything to bitch about? it seems like everyone on blogland is complaining about this, hating on that, and just lacing their posts with negativity. and it makes me really sad, because i had a GREAT time. not an okay time. not a decent time. not a "i would rather get a bikini wax with scalding wax" time. a great time.
that isn't to say that the weekend was perfect from every angle. it wasn't and there are things i would have done differently. but, those aren't the things that i choose to focus on. i walked away from that weekend feeling very happy. really excited!! i might not have learned everything i wanted to learn conference wise, but that didn't taint anything for me. i could honestly give a shit that the hotel wasn't 5 stars. it had a bed that was comfortable, a shower that worked, and i was never in the damn thing anyway. i understand why people were disappointed by the hotel, but i'm a pretty simple girl when it comes to things like that. like i said, from a business/travel perspective i would have done things differently, but i'm sure they'll work on that for next year.
i guess i'm writing this because i feel like everything i've read is an expression of how disappointed people were. or how upset they are with certain aspects of the weekend. and then there's the politics, the division and the hating on one another... and well- that takes all the fun out of everything. don't get me wrong. i completely get and understand their point of view and their right to express it. i even nod my head in agreement to some of the posts, but to most.. i kind of just stare in amazement. was i even at the same conference? why didn't i see things that way? is my brain broken? i guess it just makes me sad. because i walked away from that weekend with far more positive vibes than negative ones.
for me, it wasn't really about the conference. it wasn't about the sucky free water. it wasn't about the hotel, the food, the free stuff, the lack of this, the shittiness of that... it was about the people. the company. the many women i chose to spend my time with. THEY made the conference what it was for me. nothing else. i think i have tons of positive things to say about it, because they were so positive. because they were so much fun and such a blast to be around. and so that's how i choose to see and remember blogher. like the fucking kick ass time that it was!
and i will be crying next year if i can't make it. it's not wrong to spend any wedding money we get on a solo trip for me, is it??