Ode to BlogWorld Los Angeles BWELA (NaBloPoMo – Day 3)

If you had asked me a month ago, where I would be this weekend I would have said Blogworld Los Angeles. I’ve been looking forward to Blogworld since Blogworld Las Vegas last year and especially since I missed Blogworld New York in the spring, I was definitely planning to go.

I’m not in Los Angeles. I’m in the Bay Area this weekend. The question is why?

The biggest reason is financing. I had a couple unexpected expenses over the summer and as Blogworld got closer, I realized that it was going to be tough for me financially to justify going. The Blogworld organizers do a really great job of packing in a lot of content into their conferences, so I wasn’t worried about the value of the ticket. But, by the time you factor in the cost of the ticket, hotel room for several nights (even at a great conference rate) and travel expenses, I trip like Blogworld is at least $1,000.

As Blogworld got closer, the decision became whether or not I wanted to go to Blogworld or did I want to take a trip sometime in the next couple of months to visit my sister, brother-in-law and two nephews in Tennessee. Family connections are uber important to me, so I choose the Tennessee trip.

I hope all the folks at Blogworld are having an awesome time! I hope to see you all next year. 🙂

Oh, and for an additional post that I did today for NaBloPoMo, you can find it here:
Make a Special Child’s Holiday Extra Special