Making me show my face in public

Public speaking has never been one of my fears.? Ok, if I don’t know the subject matter very well I fumble quite a bit and tend to not make much sense.? Kinda like this blog most days.? However, blogging is something I know a little bit about.

A few weeks ago Jen (there’s another damn Jen, we’ll have to fix that) at Tacoma Mama emailed me and asked if I wanted to be a panelist at the South Sound Technology Conference.? Being the ever vigilant reader whore, I thought sure!? That could possibly bring me a new reader or 2.? Little did I know that the conference wasn’t quite fully planned out and that I had the “opportunity” to help plan the event.? And even co-chaired by Representative Adam Smith and Congressman Norm Dicks.? And event involving some of the most well known Tacoma bloggers.? Frankly I’m honored that someone would think of me.? All I thought I did was write about poop, a screaming child and say shit a lot.

The theme of the event is basically how blogging has changed the face of today’s society.? They thought it nice to include parent bloggers as part of that.? We asked nicely if they wouldn’t call us mommybloggers.? So I guess that is how I got involved.

So tomorrow I’ll sit in a panel in front of a bunch of people and explain why I do what I do and that someone actually pays me to do it.? Crazy I know.? If you happen to be in the South Sound area tomorrow drop by Carwein Auditorium on the University of Washington Tacoma campus from 9-1.? The parenting bloggers will be on stage from 10:30-11:30.

19 Comment

  1. Wow! Congrats on being chosen! Are you bringing your procrastination chart and snot diagram for visual aids? 😉

  2. Mom says: Reply

    Yippee….My daughter is famous and as she speaks I get to do so smooching on the grand baby. Yipp….yippp yippee……………..

  3. chou2 says: Reply

    wow – you are becoming quite the celeb.

    don’t forget us little people when you are are famous. 🙂

  4. Sounds like an honor – congrats!

  5. DebiP says: Reply

    you are too cool for me….if you start charging to read about the boy I may have to hack you….congrats Elle……go get ’em

  6. Lauri says: Reply

    Woot…. cool beans….. make us proud… wish I could be there….. I would shout

    ” Elle for president”


  7. May I come along?

    I have a travel bag and everything.

    Might be fun.

  8. elle says: Reply

    TG, I’d love to take you. I’ve missed you.

  9. ah, but poop, screaming children and cursing are the keys to a successful blog!

    Best of luck tomorrow, you brave girl, you.

  10. Very cool…Good Luck!

  11. ha! Loved this post. I like how you write.

    Looking forward to meeting you tomorrow.


  12. Ree says: Reply

    Ooooh, I’m jealous. I wish someone would ask me to talk. Of course, that whole “undercover thing” would probably be blown.

    Would love to be there. Can you pay for a emergency flight from Ann Arbor to Tacoma? No? Okay, then I’ll be thinking of you.

  13. Jenni says: Reply

    Cool! Best of luck tomorrow!

  14. eLLe says: Reply

    Dis is eLLe as ya name. Dat’s nice 2 c ya blog it’s really kul messages.

  15. eLLe says: Reply

    Can I add u as ma network friend? If O.k/not leaves comment to let me kno wat ya think.

  16. Wow your famous! Maybe you should sell autographs instead of chocolates next year. ha ha Good luck!

  17. Jan Bartel says: Reply

    How cool! Congratulations. We are very proud of you. You and TH are both very articulate people so I am sure that you will do well.
    Hugs, Aunt Jan

  18. kate says: Reply

    No way!! ;>

  19. Jenny2 says: Reply

    How fabulous! They are lucky to have you.

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