urbanMamas famous at Blogher?
I suggested an idea to Elisa Camahort, the organizational mind behind the Blogher conference (July 28 and 29 in San Jose, Calif.), about leading a "Room of your own" session on group blogging. At first, it seemed eh to her, I think. Then I wrote about urbanMamas on Blogging Baby and fleshed out the idea for her. It's about community building, I said, not just management of disparate voices and personalities.
I feel that I've been co-parenting, both here and with the wider audience at Blogging Baby, with all my blogging buddies for the past year-and-then-some. I've made a number of decisions thanks to input from brilliant minds both here in Portland and across the world, thanks to comments on my posts, that I wouldn't have made in a vacuum. I feel that I've connected in an amazingly special way to other great Portland mamas through urbanMamas. I'd love to see you all come and cheer for the idea of having a "room of your own" over on Elisa's Blogher blog. And, come conference time, I would love, love, love if other urbanMamas could come with me to talk about this thing that we built, together. Even those of you who've joined us - as authors, commenters, or just as participants in our gatherings - recently.