Blogger Summit: Mark Your Calendars

3 Apr

As I sit here writing this post, it occurs to me that in a few months I will be face-to-face with a large number of my blogging buddies. A normal person’s reaction would be, “Wow, this is great! I will meet all the people who are better friends to me than that one strange, butthole-scratching friend I still have from high school!” Instead I’m thinking, “I’m going to have such bad diarrhea while I’m there that I should download one of those apps that helps you find bathrooms.” I’m pretty sure adult diapers have two major markets: the elderly, and those of us with social anxiety.


Despite worrying about sharting on all of you, I’m honestly happy that this is not just an idea, but something that is actually going to happen. I hope that those of you who are opting out due to fear reconsider because I know in my heart this will be the meetup of a lifetime. Something I’ve learned over the years is that the most fun you’ll ever have usually exists outside of your comfort zone.

So, for those of you brave enough, the very first (Unofficial) WordPress Blogger Summit will be from October 25th-27th! You can’t see it, but I’m throwing confetti in the air while thrusting my hips like a Chippendales dancer.

My stage name is Lord Sexy of the Speedo Kingdom

My stage name is Lord Sexy of the Speedo Kingdom

Because we’re super duper professional, we created an Evite (online invitation) for the event so we can keep track of who is going. This might also push those of you on the fence to go because you’ll see that your blogging bestie from another testie will be there. Click here to RSVP. You’ll have to register, but it’s really simply and quick.

This is a good time to remind everyone that anyone is welcome to come to this. You can, and are encouraged to, bring outside guests. Please make sure to include the total number of people in your party when RSVPing on the Evite. You can always update this number at a later time if more/less people will be coming with you.

Becca also came up with the great idea of having a logo/blog badge/something you can tattoo on your ass created for this event. We can use it for event swag, in any future posts, or in the sidebars of our blogs. Because our definition of photoshop is using Instagram filters on all of our photos, we thought we’d ask those who are worthy to create one for us. Please submit them to Becca at We’ll be taking them for the next…month-ish?

Lastly, Becca and I would like to use you. Not like that (unless you’re into that sort of thing in which case please e-mail me.) We’d love it if you’d help spread the word about this event by writing about it on your blogs. This will help reach people who, for some unknown reason, aren’t already worshiping at the altars of Jen and Becca.

The quick and dirty details for your post:

  • Location: Austin, TX
  • Date: October 25th-27th
  • Evite link
  • They can bring guests
  • Remind them to send logo submissions to

Thanks in advance to everyone who helps us out! See ya round, kiddos.

82 Responses to “Blogger Summit: Mark Your Calendars”

  1. isawbobdylaninaspeedo 04/03/2013 at 11:01 pm #

    I’m totally coming are you kidding me???? Can’t wait – my bestie lives in Houston and BF is a WordPress web dude. We ARE IN LIKE DONKEY KONG.

  2. susielindau 04/03/2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Sounds like a blast! We’ll see…. Boulder isn’t that far away.

  3. benzeknees 04/03/2013 at 4:12 pm #

    Sorry I can’t manage it this year. Maybe next year? I’m so sad I’ll have to miss it but hopefully you all will blog with lots of pics?

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:48 pm #

      I’m sure there will be an overload of blog posts. Skype has been suggested several times so Becca and I will make it happen!

  4. iRuniBreathe 04/03/2013 at 3:03 pm #

    does the internet extend that far that I could creep you all via Skype?
    Love that you are doing this. My diapers and I are staying home this time.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:47 pm #

      Yes, a Skype session WILL happen. We need a way to give everyone the opportunity to be there.

  5. The Waiting 04/03/2013 at 2:35 pm #

    Maybe I need to cash in all those favors people owe me and find my way there. Or just ask my mom for some money/babysitting time? I am evidently a teen mom.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:47 pm #

      Is there a better reason to cash in the favors? Hell, just bring the family along!

  6. Monk Monkey 04/03/2013 at 2:09 pm #

    I love your hips.
    Also, if I wasn’t such a tight-butt I’d send you a monkey effigy to take with you.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:46 pm #

      Why must you live in a land down under?

      • Monk Monkey 04/10/2013 at 10:42 pm #

        Because my mama gave birth to me here. Wahahahahahhaaaaa!

  7. Stacie Chadwick 04/03/2013 at 12:40 pm #

    You guys are seriously badass. Can’t wait to read about your escapades!

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:45 pm #

      Wish you were there, but I guess I’ll have to settle for you being there in spirit. I’ll have a drink (or five) for you!

      • Stacie Chadwick 04/11/2013 at 4:00 pm #

        If it’s Maker’s Mark I’d say 3. Tequila? The sky’s the limit, but look out, you might get to know your blogging besties better than expected….=o

  8. Adrienne schmadrienne 04/03/2013 at 12:12 pm #

    So cool! Kudos for pulling this off. I wish I could make it but there’s a ridiculous amount of stuff happening this year for me and the missus. I’ll for sure enjoy, reading about it all and maybe seeing some mugshots in the papers!

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:45 pm #

      Aw, I’m super sadsies you can’t go! Maybe we should organize a PNW meetup? There’s lots of people here.

  9. Ashley Austrew 04/03/2013 at 11:15 am #

    I feel like I’m going to pee my pants. This is awesome!

  10. Le Clown 04/03/2013 at 10:53 am #

    Sara and I are planning to be there by way of astral projection.
    Le Clown

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:55 am #

      I wish you guys could be there. If you planned a 2014 Montreal meetup I would most definitely go. Just planting that seed…

      P.S. Becca and I discussed doing a Skype session so all those who couldn’t go could still join us for a bit.

      • Le Clown 04/03/2013 at 10:56 am #

        You guys will have fun. As for planning something in 2014… We would probably manage something for 2024…
        Le Clown

        • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:57 am #

          Well, I guess I’ll just have to come to you then.

  11. calahan 04/03/2013 at 10:51 am #

    If you and Becca can find a good hotel, you can easily reserve a block of rooms, usually at a discounted rate of some kind. Just an idea.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:54 am #

      Yeah, we talked about that! I also think you can do the same thing for airfare, but I assume everyone will want to do their own thing. I’m a Southwest kinda girl, but I know there are some high rollers in this group who will be like, “Um, American or United only BIATCH.”

      • calahan 04/03/2013 at 10:55 am #

        Whoever is cheapest is my airline of choice. Then again, that would be a hell of a road trip, too. Hmmm.

        • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:57 am #

          Maybe the train? That would take FOREVER, but it’d be a great way to see the country.

          • calahan 04/03/2013 at 11:29 am #

            So many options.

          • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 12:01 pm #

            You could also use a jetpack.

  12. michellestodden 04/03/2013 at 10:33 am #

    Reblogged this on michelle stodden and commented:
    Now this is what you call a “Save the Date”

  13. michellestodden 04/03/2013 at 10:31 am #

    Hells yes. I instantly notified grandma that she will have darling Maya for the weekend, so I will definitely be there. Signing up and reblogging…

  14. daniheart21 04/03/2013 at 9:22 am #

    Jen… I would love to go to this, and I will keep you posted as to whether or not I can. We have so many other things planned this year and I just don’t know if I can work that one in or not. 😦

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:40 am #

      Maybe you could coordinate a SoCal meetup? I’d probably go to that too!

  15. oopsie23 04/03/2013 at 9:11 am #

    Reblogged this on Broken Condoms and commented:
    This is such a great idea! I wonder if I could swing it…

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:19 am #

      Thanks for reblogging! And I hope you CAN make it.

  16. becca3416 04/03/2013 at 8:54 am #

    It’s just around the corner! I can NOT wait. Weeeeee. I am making my t-shirt NOW.

  17. SocietyRed 04/03/2013 at 8:24 am #

    Thanks to you and Becca for putting this together.
    This is going to be an amazing event; think we’ll need bail money?

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:19 am #

      For you and Mrs. Red? Most definitely. You guys are trouble.

  18. thefoodandwinehedonist 04/03/2013 at 7:02 am #

    I may be on vacation at the time but, if not, I’m soooo there. Is there a deadline for RSVP?

  19. TJLubrano 04/03/2013 at 5:46 am #

    It is official!! 🙂 SO excited for you all here!

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:15 am #

      Wish you could make it 😦

      • TJLubrano 04/03/2013 at 10:42 am #

        I know 😦 I’m bummed about that as well. However, I know we will meet Jen! We do have to UNTZ (well you do…), wear our Converse and throw around with cupcakes you know. That will happen! ^_^

        • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 10:45 am #

          Yes we will! I hope you and Claire have fun at your Zimbabwe meetup 😉

          • TJLubrano 04/03/2013 at 10:48 am #

            Ah! You’ve reminded me about the kitten again. Let me find one…

            Hehe 🙂

  20. RFL 04/03/2013 at 5:46 am #

    Social anxiety is seriously the only excuse I would have to not make it to this, so this is awesome and terrifying at the same time! Count me in (I’ll make it e-vite official), and I’ll do some promotion for you guys too.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:15 am #

      YESSSSSSSSS! I’m glad you’re swallowing the fear too. I’ll lend you one of my diapers.

  21. Christopher De Voss 04/03/2013 at 5:27 am #

    Sounds good. YouTube just had one of there’s here in Orlando. Really crazy.

  22. mmkng 04/03/2013 at 4:35 am #

    since we Romanians still need visas for the U.S. of A., I would love it if you girls had some live camera on those days. I will spread the word. I like the idea!

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:14 am #

      Yes! A Skype session in Austin, TX. We’ll make sure to coordinate something so everyone can join in on the fun!

  23. Brother Jon 04/03/2013 at 4:29 am #

    Reblogged this on Brother Jon and commented:
    Blogger Meet Up? Yes Please.

  24. Brother Jon 04/03/2013 at 4:25 am #

    There better not be some weird Halloween thing going on….
    Other than that I’m super excited.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:13 am #

      I HOPE there is some weird Halloween thing going on!

  25. Pixie Girl 04/03/2013 at 4:04 am #

    Wow. Using an online tracking tool? You truly are professional. 😉

    I will spread the word on my blog too!

    • Jen and Tonic 04/03/2013 at 9:13 am #

      I wanted to give the idea that we’re professional, but really I just wanted to be able to point to something and say, “SEE? I have friends!!!”

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