When in doubt, call security

Last week, I was at BlogHer ’11 in San Diego. It was an amazing conference! I had a fabulous roommate and am thankful to have had her with me, especially when at the first event that we attended, my long time stalker was there and confronted me. I knew this would happen. It’s been going on for years. Years. While I was talking to one of many reps that were on site, this creep walked up to me and started yelling at me:

Hey, YOU. Hey, you know who I am? Yeah, I am De-The—. You know who I am – you know the one that tried to sue you. Yeah – Tanya at Mommy Goggles Dot Com.. Wanna talk to me now? Huh? Huh? Yeah Tanya with Mommy Goggles Dot Com.. here I am. Wanna talk to my face?

I didn’t state this creeps’ name because I get nauseous every time I think about what a poor soul this person is. It was almost like he was a walking billboard screaming my name.

I was right in the mist of talking with a company that I work with frequently, so this person witnessed his behavior, as did a good 75+ people that were in the room. I felt someone behind me and it was my room mate telling me he was walking charging towards me. I saw him, then turned around. Why didn’t I talk to him and confront him? Because it’s what he wanted, so I did what any normal person would do. I turned around and asked for security. Here comes security and he and his spouse were escorted out of the building. I do have to applaud BlogHer for being amazing at taking care of their attendees. This creep was warned that if he did this again, both of them would have their badges revoked.

If this wasn’t creepy enough, later that evening, he was kicked out of (yet again) another event. This time it was a party on a rooftop. He thought he would play paparazzi and snap some pictures of me. Oh. My. God. Really? I think this is a hard case of a mental disorder and beyond any medications help. I couldn’t fathom the thought of my husband obsessing over a person, let alone another woman. I know I’m adorably cute, but good grief…. Seek some counseling for your psycotic behaviors.

No matter who you are, where you are at or the situation, never be scared of anyone. They aren’t worth your time. Always document the date, time, location and be sure to call security. There were plenty of witnesses at this event, so finally companies that these people work with were able to see what I have been stating all these years – the harassment, years of stalking, and numerous times of my being plagiarized and content theft.

Stalkers come in many forms. Cyber stalkers do take their actions in real life. Thankfully I keep hard core records. Over the lasts everal years, I have made a point to document everything, print records, contact local and state law enforcement and have even recorded every single occurrence with the United States Cyber Crimes division, the FBI and even hosting companies. Trust me, every documentation that happens – save it. It will come in handy later on.

My question is… how does it taste? How does my name taste flowing out of that potty mouth? Thank you for showing your ass at a large event for all to see how you really are. May this person move on from harassing me and stalking my website, my every move that I make.

Thank you BlogHer for all that you did. I truly appreciate it!
And here we are … months later and it’s still going on. Immature, much?

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  1. 4

    how awful! sorry you had to go through this.

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  2. 5

    It was really scary for me girl. It brought back many feelings of fear and nervousness, as I was unsure how far this individual would go. Thank God that the people at BlogHer intervened. PS If you are at a conference with mostly women….DO NOT….I repeat….DO NOT verbally attack a woman…especially if you are a man. Thank goodness we had a great time anyways. You are an awesome roommate girlie!

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  3. 6
    Lou Lange says:

    Let us hope that is the last you will see of that stalker!

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    Your Friend says:

    I’m really glad there are proper people at BlogHer conferences. I’m sorry there are a few bad apples that have to ruin everything! Good thing for your roommate and security for making sure you stayed safe in this situation!

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