Here's a bit from my longer piece about my BlogHer '11 experience:
"The fact of the matter is this: women dominate the online creative writing space. They’ve defined and re-defined blogging in ways that men (especially dads) haven’t. I’d argue that one cannot be a successful blogger—in whatever way one chooses to measure that success—without reading and understanding women like Heather Armstrong, Ree Drummond and the myriad of strong Internet writers who happen to be female.
Still, I’m a guy. And this was BlogHER, not BlogHIM. None of the content would be directed at men. So I had no interest, until I found out last year that BlogHer 2011 would be held in my hometown of San Diego. And even then, my motivation was more along the lines of “Eh, might as well, I won’t have to buy a plane ticket.”
For the rest, and why it turned out to be a wholly unexpected and amazing experience, go over to Man Of The House and read the whole thing.