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. travellingmo 04/12/2013 at 10:48 pm #

    That sounds pretty groovy! And I have really been wanting to visit Austin. . . We’ll see if I can swing it!

  2. mrmarymuthafuckingpoppins 04/07/2013 at 7:58 pm #

    if work and job situation are ok im like 75% likely to go. It’s nice that you and Big mama Smiles are taking the reins and coordinating this and I wanted to say thanks and the effort and energy you both have spent already is greatly appreciated

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:55 pm #

      I would LOVE for you to go! I really hope you pull it off. By the way, GREAT logo submission!

  3. rayworth1973 04/05/2013 at 8:10 pm #

    Best of luck to ye!

  4. The Hook 04/04/2013 at 9:46 am #

    But I was under the impression that EVERYONE already worshipped at the altars of Jen and Becca…
    However, I’ll ammend my current post to accomodate your request, Jen.

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:50 pm #

      We were under that impression too! Sadly, someone people are SO unaware.

  5. Christopher De Voss 04/04/2013 at 5:23 am #

    Reblogged this on Christopher De Voss and commented:
    It’s a reblog Thurday. No, it is. Really. Today’s blog comes from Jen and she is talking about the up and coming Blogger Summit.I’m not sure if I can go, but if I do, I want to be on a Panel. I have always wanted to be on a Panel. I don’t know what kind of Panel I would be on…I would just be happy to be Paneled. Maybe a How To Write About Canned Vegetables Panel?

    • Jen and Tonic 04/10/2013 at 9:49 pm #

      Thanks for the reblog! I hope you and the missus show up. We’ll even let you speak on a panel…about what marriage is like…in Florida.


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