It’s time to party like it’s 1999! Back before anyone was concerned about things like stats and comments and review disclaimers. Back when People were People, not metrics to be valued or ranked. We love People!
And you are all invited!
Shake off all of the peripheral distractions of the blogosphere and throw down with what makes blogging so worth it: The People!
The People's Party 2009
open-invite pre-BlogHer party
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Sheraton Chicago X ("Ten")
Green Mom Review/ IzzyMom
Playgroups Are No Place For Children
(private performance by Chris Mann... share the love on his fan page!)
Psst.... Want to throw your company's name into the party?
Help keep all of these lovely bloggers in drinks and fanfare!
Swag Sponsor slots still available,
providing you with exposure to 30,000+ twitter followers and 500+ attendees.
Why support an open-invite party vs. throw a private party?
We understand that every company wants to be the star and we love to shine the spotlight on your good works within our community. However, BlogHer is a community and private parties can be very limiting in reach and effectiveness.
Rather than insist on being the sole star of the show, help make the bloggers behind this community shine by supporting open parties like The People's Party.
Join our community and show what you can do with us, not in front of us.
We pride ourselves on seamlessly integrating our sponsors into our event, illuminating your message without blinding our audience... which both our attendees and sponsors appreciate.
email us and we can talk about how you can participate, too. This is The People's Party, after all, and the people tend to consume a lot of, ahem, goods.
RSVP! Everyone is invited… but it helps to know how many to expect… Last year was far more of a blowout than we expected, so we don’t want to run out of swag or drinks!
Please drop your name into the Mr Linky at the bottom of the page (everyone loves to see your blog name so they can recognize you or expect you) or, if Mr Linky is acting wonky, just leave your name in the comments or email me.
Don’t worry if this is your first BlogHer or if you think no one will know you. The beauty and design of The People’s Party is that we thoroughly believe that once we are face to face, all of the numbers truly don’t matter. We just want to meet you!
[Update: Although The People's Party is the only prime-time party on Thursday night (yay for coordinating party hosts!), you have a plethora of other fabulous parties to throw down at during BlogHer, too. Check out the Kirtsy Party Alertsy to keep track of your choices and be sure to grab one of our swag bags for a special treat from the Kirtsy team!]
Don’t forget to let everyone know you’ll be partying with The People!
Grab your badge and tell everyone “Let’s Go Crazy!” Prince-style:
Copy this code:
<a href="http://www.velveteenmind.com/velveteenmind/2009/06/the-peoples-party-2009.html"><img src="http://www.velveteenmind.com/PeoplesParty2009ImGoing.jpg" alt="People’s Party 2009 BlogHer”></a>
~~~We’ll see you there! Don’t forget to RSVP!
(Mr Linky goes here, if you don't see it, just leave your name in the comments!)
(Update 7/14/09: Mr Linky seems to have gone MIA as of the 575th RSVP.
If you already RSVP'd on that deadbeat, you don't need to leave a comment--
we counted you!)
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