“It sounds silly, but if you’re a non-hugger, it’s awkward when someone hugs you, and if you’re a hugger, it’s awkward trying to decide if someone is open to a hug or not,” says Porter. “When we all descend on Chicago in July, there are 5000 or so bloggers who may have online relationships that go back 5 or more years! When meeting in person for the first time, it’s a whole dance about to hug or not to hug.”
So Porter came up with a pretty nifty solution— buttons! She hopes these lil’ 1-inchers will make in-person introductions go a lot smoother at BlogHer13.
So how do you get your very own hug/no hug button? Porter is giving 400 away to BlogHer13 attendees who tweet her at @Lizz_Porter with the tag #HugHer13. Or you can find her at the conference and ask for one. Just look for the hugger with all the buttons.
Read more about Lizz Porter and her efforts to bring back the Howie Mandel-style fist bump at amiafunnygirl.com.