BlogHer 10 – The People I Met

August 13, 2010 by Kailani  
Filed under blog events, blogher10, daily life, Favorite Posts

My very first BlogHer has come to an end and what an experience it was. I was so fortunate to have attended some amazing events, learned from some great seasoned bloggers, met some of my online friends in real life, and even took home some generous swag. Not to mention being able to check out the sites of a city that’s always been on the top of my must-visit list – New York City.


I was so lucky to have had the best roommates anyone could ever hope for. They were fun, considerate, and just great people to hang around with. Thank you Cathi @ Simply Cathi & Debra @ A Frugal Friend. I don’t think I would have made it through those hectic days without you. I will definitely miss our gab sessions that tended to last until the wee hours of the morning.

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I was also thrilled to have met some of my online friends in person. Xenia @ Thanks Mail Carrier, Peggy @ Lilfootsmama, Jendi @ Jendi’s Journal, Naomi @ Superdumb Supervillian, Kristin @ Our Ordinary Life, Beth @ The Angel Forever, Jason @ Techy Dad, Deb @ Mom of 3 Girls,  and many more. It’s so amazing that these people were just as wonderful, if not more, in person.

blogher peggyPeggy @ Tales of Li’l Foot (she’s pregnant and definitely glowing!)

blogher debDeb @ Mom of 3 Girls, Christina @ Cutest Kid Ever, Beth @ The Angel Forever, Me, Xenia @ Thanks, Mail Carrier

blogher jendiJendi’s Journal


I never thought of myself as anything more than a mere blogger but these generous companies treated us like we were celebrities. The way they took a real interest in learning about my life, my family, and my opinions showed me just how much influence they feel that bloggers really have. They filled me with inspiration to get my act together and hopefully become a better blogger. And of course, the free gourmet meals and cool swag were pretty cool, too.

blogher kolcraft(back) Me, Kristin @ Our Ordinary Life, Michelle @ Kolcraft, Simply Cathi
(front) Jennifer @ Momma D and Da Boyz, Debra @ A Frugal Friend

I thought it was especially great to be able to meet in person the various PR people that I’ve worked with numerous times online. It was so cool to actually be able to see their faces and hear their voices instead of reading their emails. They were all so warm and wonderful and I felt like I made some really great friends.

blogher tiaHelen @ Working Mother Magazine, Beth, Debra, Cathi, Me and Reyne @ Toy Industry Association

And here are more photos of the other BlogHer sponsors I had the opportunity to meet:

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About the Author: Kailani:
Owner of An Island Life. A flight attendant and mother to 3 beautiful girls. . . living a blessed life in Hawaii.
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7 Responses to “BlogHer 10 – The People I Met”
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    xenia says:

    I LOVED getting to meet and hang out with you, Kailani! You truly were a BlogHer ’10 highlight for me. And I second how awesome Cathi and Debra are as well, I had a great time with all 3 of you!
    .-= xenia´s last blog ..So Many Winners! =-.

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    TheAngelForever says:

    It was such a thrill finally getting to meet you. For over three years I have been following your blog and chatting with your via comments, e-mails and beyond. Loved spending time with you and your roommates. Thursday was a major highlight of my BlogHer experience.
    .-= TheAngelForever´s last blog ..Thursday evening in NYC – BlogHer10 =-.

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    Jendi says:

    I’m so glad we were able to meet! If I hadn’t been so tired I would have texted with more sense. :)
    .-= Jendi´s last blog ..My First BlogHer Experience =-.

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    Roxanne D. says:

    Thanks for all the great posts about your experiences at BlogHer! It looks like everyone had a great time and met some great contacts, too! Hopefully I’ll make the trip next year if all goes well. It would be wonderful to finally meet everyone in person. There is only so much you can say and learn from emails and blogging.
    Do you think you will go next year?
    .-= Roxanne D.´s last blog ..Wordless Wednesday – Fair Fun =-.

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    Dee says:

    looks like you had a fabulous time! thanks for sharing.
    .-= Dee´s last blog ..Re do! =-.

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    Tammy says:

    Looks like so much fun…I hope to go next year since I am in WA and so it is not too far to go! :)
    .-= Tammy´s last blog ..Aloha Friday and Follow Friday 40 and Older =-.

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