BlogHer Business

By now most of you have figured out that I am going to BlogHer in New York City.

BlogHer is a blogging conference.

The fact that I am going to a blogging conference causes me no small amount of dork-inspired shame. I mean, who wants a career that sounds like the noise a fart makes?

What do you do?

I blog.

Oh, excuse you.

And yet, there it is. I want to learn how to make this blog a business. I want to meet people who will read it. If I could make money doing something I’m already doing anyway…that would be amazing.

There are bloggers out there whose website generates the only income for their family—and they’re living pretty well. As it is, I’d be happy if I could get my blog to bring in a couple hundred bucks a month.

So off to the conference I go, laptop in tow like a fool.

Don’t get me wrong; I’m happy to go. I’ve been wanting to go since I first heard about it three years ago. I’ve been talking about doing this for months.

I just hope it works.

See, back when I first ordered my ticket for BlogHer, I was expecting to be a lot richer by the time the trip actually rolled around. Well, August is here (damn you, August), and my wealth is nothing if not untold.

As in nonexistent.

Back in February when I bought my ticket, I was planning to have a fancy redesigned blog, 200% more page views per day, and amazing business cards to pass out at the conference.

Now, in August, the little “A” box at the top of the searchbar is still pink leftover from two redesigns ago, I have FEWER page views per day than I did six months ago, and my business cards?

Self-printed at home on a pack of 200 Avery business cards from Staples:

I was just lucky I could splurge for the kind without perforations.

About Camille

I'm Camille. I have a butt-chin. I live in Canada. I was born in Arizona. I like Diet Dr. Pepper. Hello. You can find me on Twitter @archiveslives, Facebook at, instagram at ArchivesLives, and elsewhere.
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13 Responses to BlogHer Business

  1. Oooh! Look at you throwing your full name out there! Good luck and have fun!

  2. Molly says:

    :) good luck dear! you are cracking me up with the Avery business cards! I am jealous you are going to NY… one day I’ll get there.

  3. Leah says:

    Hey! Those business cards are super cute! And you are brave for just up and going to BlogHer. I wish I were. But I’m not brave enough. :)

  4. Kristen says:

    Camille have a fantastic time in New York! I’m sure you are going to learn so much! Also, I love the cards.

  5. jami says:

    Well I am sure you will make millions, and be super famous someday. Well. I sorta think you are famous, just without the millions. Your writing is the best in the business. You have such a way of conveying your thoughts. I wish I had your talent. You are my Jane Austen…no joke!

  6. Alaina says:

    I love the cards and I’m so jealous you’re going to BlogHer…definitely pass along any tips you learn!

  7. Joel says:

    Good luck and have fun. I’d happily take a card, but I already know where to find you so that’d be a waste.

  8. I am SO envious – I hope you have an amazing time!

    And those business cards are freaking awesome, everyone who gets one will fall in love with you.

  9. Christal says:

    You lucky girl have so much fun!! I know of a few people that are going there! That is awesome and NYC seriously can’t go wrong I’ve always wanted to go there! Plus summer is a horrible time for blog reading I think all numbers go down! Cute to the point just like you business cards! Have an awesome time!!!

  10. DeAnna says:

    Have fun!!!! That would be amazing, New York and BlogHer!! Just a little green with envy!!!

  11. Katy says:

    Are you here!!!! I want to meet in person!!!!!

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  13. Marijean says:

    What did you think of BlogHer Business on Thursday — did you get out of it what you expected?

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