I just wanted to let you all know that I'm going to be participating in a panel discussion at the BlogHer conference in Chicago on Saturday, July 28th @ 1:30-2:45. You should totally come check it out. The other panel members are Kathy Cano Murillo the Crafty Chica, Natalie Zee Drieu of the CRAFTzine blog, and Amy Sedaris author of I Like You. We are all going to be held under control by spectacular Leah Peterson! We will be speaking in general about craft, community, blogging, woman, and commerce, but because we area all in the craft scene but in different ways it should diverse and energetic.
This is what BlogHer has to say about it:
"The Craft Blogging community is diverse and large, covering everything from scrap booking to knitting to other handi-crafts. They use their online communities to collaborate, to provide critiques, to engage in commerce, and simply to learn. How do you find your piece of the Craft Blogosphere? And yes, we'll also talk crafts...our favorite solo and group projects. Leah Petersen moderates the conversation with Kathy Cano Murillo (aka Crafty Chica), Kristin Roach, Natalie Zee Drieu and Amy Sedaris."
First off: I can't believe that they asked me to participate...
Secondly: I can't believe who is on the panel with me! I look up to these women, they are literally my role models and I get to meet them all in person and hang out with them!
Thirdly: I can't believe I said yes because I'm am pretty nervous about the whole thing.... but I'm so glad I did... excitement is compensating for the nerves!
My friend and I are making some special Craft Leftovers pin back buttons for it. I'll be handing them out on a first come first serve basis. I'll post a picture when they get finished.
So go check it out and maybe I just might see you all there... especially if you are staying at hosteling international! I'm bunking it up!
Have a great night!