July 18, 2008, 2:09 pm

Beautiful Bloggers, SwagBags and Big Bird Cookies – BlogHer08!

I know, I know…

A huge blogger conference and I put a photo of Sesame Street on Emergiblog!

But…it is sooooo cool!

There is a room here that has been transformed into Sesame Street, literally. The signs, the benches. Grover and Abby themselves!

You find yourself interacting with the characters and forgetting there are grown ups down at your knees actually doing the talking! Cupcakes in red, white and blue frosting with Sesame Street characters on them. Great big giant cookies of all the Muppets! Why, I’m eating Big Bird as I speak!

A flat screen TV with Sesame Street on it! DVDs! Mouse pads! Books!

I totally dig this stuff, and I don’t have a single little kid to share it with.

I swear, you spend the first half of your kids’ lives telling them NOT to have sex and then you spend the rest of their lives hoping they are trying to produce offspring 24/7.

I want grandkids. Then I can be a (Grand) Mommyblogger!


Seriously, the conference has been wonderful. If I’m not mistaken, this is the biggest BlogHer conference in three years.

Amazingly, 58% of us are first-time attendees. And get this: 19% of the women haven’t even started their blogs yet! And there are BlogHims here, too. Yep, a few guys came along for the ride.

I don’t have any real proof of this, and I haven’t met all 1000 bloggers, but so far I am the only med blogger in attendance that I know of. Lots of emergency department related exhibitors in the area of injury prevention. Considering that “Mommy Bloggers” are a huge part of the blogosphere attending, this really makes sense.

Johnson and Johnson has their Safe Kids Worldwide program. They really need to hook up with the Emergency Nurses Association! There were two related exhibitors with material related to the abuse of OTC drugs: Stop Medicine Abuse and fivemoms.com. I was interviewed at the Safe Kids site. I hope I didn’t sound like a dork. If you ever see footage, you’ll recognize me. One of us on tape is thin, beautiful and in a stunning dress.

I’m the other one.


I love swag. Any and all swag. If it’s free, I’ll take it and love it and name it!

I’m swimming in it! It’s a good thing I’m just taking BART home because I’d need another piece of luggage if I were flying!

I’m going to get swag to hand out next year. First Aid kits with the Emergiblog logo/name on it!


If you ever have the chance to attend a blogger conference of any kind, go for it! The amount of energy, intelligence and information available is almost overwhelming. I’ve met moms who blog, satirist bloggers, craft bloggers, legal bloggers and folks who just want to know what this blogging thing is all about.

I’ve learned to value my skills and what I offer as a blogger and that’s just after the first morning! I learned how to protect the blog, work out taxes and promote the site. That was one session!


If you are a female blogger, you really should sign up at BlogHer.

I don’t think I’ve ever really appreciated what a group of like-minded women can do. Different views, different lifestyles, different approaches to our writing, but we have one thing in common.

We are bloggers.

And we can change the world.

I’m going to finish my Big Bird cookie, first…


This is an original post from www.emergiblog.com. <— new legal de-sploger!


  • desiree

    July 18, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    Kim~it was great meeting this morning at breakfast. I love your site and will be back many times. Raising 4 boys i’ve spent many a night in the ER…since after-hours is when mine seemed to get hurt. thanks~desiree

  • Debby Phillips

    July 21, 2008 at 8:26 am

    It was nice to see so many different angles on blogging. Every woman has their own style, thoughts and marketing ideas. It was great to put all of us together and share our experiences with each other.

  • Stimey

    July 22, 2008 at 6:56 pm

    It was great to meet you at BlogHer. I can’t believe how many wonderful women were there.

    I didn’t eat the Big Bird cookie. I had an Abby Cadaby cupcake instead.

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My name is Kim, and I'm a nurse in the San Francisco Bay area. I've been a nurse for 33 years; I graduated in 1978 with my ADN. My experience is predominately Emergency and Critical Care, and I have also worked in Psychiatry and Pediatrics. I made the decision to be a nurse back in 1966 at the age of nine...

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