“So, what are you doing here? I wonder about the men who attend BlogHer.”
When a woman at the BlogHer Annual Conference asked me this, it confirmed my number one worry: women thinking that I’m hitting on them. That’s why I started off my conversations with “MY WIFE and I run a blog called ‘Are We Still Cool’…”
I talked to another guy blogger, and he felt the same way. We’re innocent, we’re harmless, we write blogs that appeal to women, and we’re NOT looking for love!
The situation is so amusing and awkward – a handful of men among 4,000 women bloggers – that I thought it was perfect for a meme. Hence, the birth of BlogHer Conference Carl, that guy at BlogHer who you’re sure is hitting on you – but not so much (featuring a number of inside jokes from the conference.)