If you feel the slightest bit shy or uncomfortable in large groups, the anticipation of attending a conference with hundreds of strangers can be absolutely daunting. Take it from me. You think about where you’ll sit, whether you’ll have anyone to talk to, and whether you’ll be eating lunch at a table for one. I’m sad to report that it doesn’t get easier with age or experience, at least not for me. After attending scores of professional meetings, I’ll be a first-timer at BlogHer ’10 tomorrow.