I bought a ticket and booked a flight to Chicago for Blogs With Balls 3.0. I guess this means I'm a sports blogger now.
Actually, I have a few reasons for attending. One, I skipped BwB 1.0 when it was here in New York last summer. I should have gone but I considered it for weeks before deciding that I'm not enough of a sports blogger to make the cost worthwhile. Then of course I heard about how much fun the entire event was and I regretted passing on it. So I'll make up for it this time.
Another reason for going is to see friends that I've made online who write about sports and haven't seen in person in a long time, or in some cases, ever. And while I don't write exclusively about sports, I think that some of the topics at the conference could apply to the subjects I do write about, like music.
Finally, I don't take enough vacations, so a weekend trip to Chicago for a sports blogging conference is as good an excuse as any to get out of town for a couple of days.
Now I just need a hotel room or someone willing to let me sleep on their couch.