I made the choice long ago not to go to BlogHer this year. In fact, I think I decided while I was sitting at BlogHer '10. I had an AMAZING time last year and, honestly, I still feel like I'm riding the high a bit. I didn't feel as strongly about going this year as I did last year. San Diego was not an easy location for me like NYC was and I didn't have enough time this year to really work on getting a sponsor. A lot of the folks I hung around with last year aren't going, and I don't have any other friends in San Diego, so I don't feel like I'm missing out like I would have if I had not gone to NYC last year. So, no BlogHer '11.
No worries, though! I've already had a great meetup with Alissa while we've been in DC and on Friday, I get to see SHANNAN!!!!! The world may explode from happiness. I talk to my blog friends a lot and that is pretty much a direct result of going to BlogHer last year. I will definitely do more conferences in the future, probably BlogHer at some point when it's geographically feasible, and certainly Type-A. As much fun as it is to read what your friends write, nothing compares to the energy that comes from being in a room with them for a fun-filled, whirlwind weekend.
I hope everyone who's going has a blast in San Diego. I can't wait to hear your stories.