“Of all the {blog} joints in all the towns in all the world…”

Miss Britt self-admittedly does not “run with the BlogHer crowd”… and openly ponders her very ego-strength and affirmation of confidence at conforming to associations with a culture of women (and yes, men) whose very culture is built upon acquainting bloggers with the other bloggers.

In short, Miss Britt feels “terrified” at the proposition of BlogHer ’09. I get it. I mean, isn’t each historic culture pattern an understood majority whose pattern is gained by power? And isn’t power derived from the best, the biggest, the the most capable?

But, Miss Britt… I thought I knew ye! I know you are not a conformer. You are far too brilliant to be stifled by prevailing norms of membership in any community. You are a thinker. A voice. A conveyor of inward fullness. I cannot imagine that you would give a moment’s thought to expectations of others. You are open. Articulate. Meaningful. The very soul of wit. And undeniably cute.

Now don’t go hide in the corner crapping your pants… ‘cuz of all the {blog} joints in all the towns in all the world, we all walk into BlogHer with a certain sense of conformity and a tendency to live up to the expectations of others. Yes? No?

The thing about bloggers (or most bloggers, I think) is that we flock with birds of other feathers. That’s the beauty of the whole world of it. That’s the hot factor.

The thing about bloggers and BlogHer is that the whole is truly possessed by the interdependent parts… and that is what makes this world so magnificent. So powerful. So perfect.

See you in Chicago!

(And, by the way… does anyone else out there dare write this kind of expose?)

“Of all the {blog} joints in all the towns in all the world…” was last modified: July 28th, 2017 by Sharon Couto
SHOWHIDE Comments (7)
  1. I am not, thankfully, a conformer.

    But not, as some assume, because I am too noble or principled to try to fit in. I don’t tend to conform – or even try anymore – because I know it won’t work. I don’t have the attention span for it, and who I am always tends to crop up anyway. 🙂

    BUT… it still freaks me out to think about being in a room full of people I don’t know. I’ll go anyway – but it freaks me out.

    Of course, now that I know YOU’LL be there, I feel much better. 😉

  2. I’m a little sad that BlogHer is SO close to my home this year, but I’m about 99.9% sure. Otherwise, I think it’d be so much fun. As scary as being in a room of strangers CAN be, it’s pretty fun when almost everyone else is in the same boat.

  3. When are you coming?! I have no desire to go to BlogHer, bue I would LOVE to drive into the city to see you! I mean, I am only 40 minutes out of Chicago. Is Audrey coming too? That would be so awesome of we could meet up.

  4. I was all ready to comment on your main point, but then I read “see you in chicago” and fainted. Really? OmgIamsoexcited!

    P.S. Clearly I am stalking MomGenerations tonight, because this is like my 4th comment. It’s either that or insomnia…

  5. Somehow I realized a day later that I left the worst sentence fragment EVER in my comment. What I meant to say was that I’m about 99.9% sure that I won’t be able to make BlogHer, which is sad because it’ll be so close to home!

“Of all the {blog} joints in all the towns in all the world…” was last modified: July 28th, 2017 by Sharon Couto