Are you going to Cybermummy?
If you are new to the blogging world, this will not mean much to you, however, Twitter has been - well - atwitter with this subject ever since the announcement came out. Cybermummy is similar to the US Blogher conference that has been taking place for a few years now, i.e. a conference for the online blogging community.
When Cybermummy was first announced, I had literally only just started this blog. I therefore didn't really pay it a huge amount of attention, as I didn't even know if I would continue, or whether I would decide that blogging wasn't for me. Somehow it seemed more appropriate for more established bloggers.
As time went on, more and more people whose blogs I follow, or who I interact with on twitter, started talking about going. I therefore started to give it some serious thought. I am however, hesitating. Unlike a lot of people, the main hesitation is not the money per se - although I understand that for a lot of people the cost is prohibitive, this is not my main driver. I am hesitating for two reasons; firstly, I don't know how to tell my husband I would like to go (he is still somewhat bemused by my sudden hobby), and secondly, I am not very good at the "social mingling thing". There is nothing more horrifying to me than a roomful of strangers. I won't know anyone. I am a newcomer to the blogging community. What if everyone else knows each other and I am the lonely little sardine stood in the corner, feeling sorry for myself and wishing I had not come?
My grown-up, rational side tells me it is faintly ridiculous - "at your age"?! I know I am not the only one who feels like this, however, as other kind bloggers have spoken about their shyness before. This gives me strength. Maybe it will even give me the strength to buy that ticket.
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