Swag Bag from Social Luxe Lounge Party
I get it. I get why people want to come to Blogher...it's the parties and the swag.
Well, I can't speak for the conference because the conference hasn't actually started and I don't even have a ticket to get in to the sessions...but I'm guessing that is second in the list of reasons why thousands of women come to a blog conference like this.
Maybe even third.
First, parties and swag.
Second, an excuse to have a girls weekend with your (online and offline) friends.
Third, learn something new, promote your blog and business so you can, ahem KEEP coming back to these conferences!
Here's just some of the swag from the first night of parties (note - I didn't even get the bag from the Room704 party!)
SocialLuxe Lounge: huge bags filled with a Kodak HD Digital Video Camera (I swear!), Crocs flipflops, Office Max stationary set (with cute folders, clips, etc), Chris Mann CD, travel card games, Lands End sweater (will be mailed), foot pampering set, Elf make up, Swiffer USB drive (with photos of us) and more.
People's Party: Circus and Disney on Ice goodies from Feld Entertainment, Gerber Lovin Touch teddy, Schleich figures, Mary Kay eye shadow, and more.
Room704 (I didn't get this bag but looked through a friend's): Bunny 'personal massager' (yes, read into that ALL you like cause that's what it was), Scotch organic sponges and towels, Prima Princessa DVD, and more.
I have to say, it makes you feel like a rock star just a bit. THANK YOU to all the sponsors, the party hostesses, and the people behind the scenes pampering us with drink tickets and goodie bags that go beyon my wildest dreams.