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What to Pack for #BlogHer

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I'll be wearing cute shoes to BlogHer '12

I’m less than 2 weeks away from my 1st BlogHer. I’m panicking.  I want to make sure I bring everything I need without bringing too much extra. I’ll be taking the train in so I’m limited on what I can drag around by myself.

The obvious things I’m packing are my smartphone, clothing, shoes, cosmetics and toiletries. Even this basic stuff stresses me out because I feel like I need so much. I want to be casual and comfortable for the sessions and workshops but then I want to be fun and fancy for the parties and cocktails during the night. That means I’m already over packing in my head. I refuse to bring an 80’s prom dress for Sparklecorn but I did get an awesome pair of sparkly glitter pumps to wear.

glitter pumps, platform pumps

Now lets talk about the other stuff that is needed; the essentials to get you through the day away from your normal surroundings. Here are some things I’ve seen mentioned or thought would come in handy while away from the comforts of home.

Photo Courtesy of Flickr, AudioEric

  • Handbag or totebag-large enough to carry lots of the stuff below
  • Laptop or tablet if you plan on blogging or writing
  • Power Strip-hotel room and session rooms
  • Refillable Water Bottle-duh
  • Extra reusable bags-something to stash in your handbag in case the swag get to be too much
  • Extra Hangers, especially if you’re sharing a room
  • Address Labels-shipping packages home and expo hall mailing lists
  • Business Cards or Media Kits-check out our new cards
  • Pens & Notebook
  • Recharging battery pack or power cord for phone and laptop
  • Extra suitcase or bag-to bring home the swag
  • Comfy Shoes-no matter how cute you want to look comfort is going to come 1st

Thats my “extras” list for BlogHer. I’m sure there are other things I haven’t thought about.

What do you think I’m missing?
I Disclose

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  1. Thanks for sharing! This will be my first BlogHer. I hadn’t thought about extra hangers; good one!
    I’m also bringing my hairdryer since hotel ones can be crappy & sharing (with roomies) is caring!

  2. I look forward to hearing your stories from your first BlogHer. I know you can take pics with your smartphone, but you might want to bring a camera to capture all those awesome moments.

  3. Lindsay Chung says:

    Someday I’ll get to check out BlogHer! I would never have thought of a power strip!

  4. Brandy says:

    BlogHer conference sounds amazing! Love love love them. I would definitely pack an extra laptop cord. You never know!!

  5. Donna George says:

    I love LOVE LOVE!!!! those shoes. I wouldn’t want to wear them for any long time, but for a short while, they are sort of like the Dorothy in the Wizard of Oz shoes.

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