I had a lot of fun on the Kodak Bus Tour and the Child’s Play PR Dinner’s On Us. I enjoyed meeting other bloggers in the halls and in the elevators. Speaking with all of the event sponsors in the Expo Halls and up in the suites was invaluable. However, not all of BlogHer 2010 was great.
There wasn’t that many breakout sessions that I was interested in attending. There was one on Autism and cause blogging, I almost made it for that. I was sitting in the room, waiting for it to start, and decided that I just wasn’t in the mood to sit and listen to someone else telling me things I already knew. I would have preferred to sit at a table with them and discuss issues.
I did stay for the session on working with your template. I was hoping to learn a lot. Unfortanely, I learned nothing. the session room was split so that half of the room was intermediate and the other advanced. I sat over on the intermediate side. The things she covered were about making small changes to your template. She also covered how to use a local host. Or, I should say, she recommended one that we should download and told us to follow directions.
I wanted to know how to create tabs for my pages, and she took some time to find where to look online to find help and what part of my template it should go into. I checked out the site, and I still don’t understand how to do it. I wanted to come away from the session knowing how to make my own template, and I was willing to settle for making page tabs. I ended up with nothing.
Next year, I doubt if I will be able to attend. San Diego is west coast, and I am east coast. If you attend, you may want to consider what your reasons are for going. If you are going to connect with other bloggers and sponsors, then it is worth it. If you are going to learn, you may want to rethink your plans.