So I survived another blogger social networking event. You haven't been reading this blog long if you don't think that's a big deal.
|bloggers socializing... effortlessly|
Chelsey and Jenni did an amazing job organizing the event. First of all - the goodie bag and the prizes? Awesome. I cannot tell you how many compliments I have already received on the cutest hair pin from Folding Chair Designs. You really need to check out her shop. These amazing earrings from Moorea Seal were also included in my bag! And one of the best things? I won something! $50 to Teres Kids! All organic kids clothing, and all super cute. I need to narrow down my choices and place my order.
|some of the cool kids playing bocce... or drinking and pretending to play|
Alycia @ www.cupofting.com
Brittany @ wheremysoulbelongs.com
Carina @ www.carinalee.com
Erika @ atinyrocket.com
Jaime @ thebloggerwrench.com
Jessica @ ohsoantsy.com
Kayti @ www.kaytivstheworld.com
Linnea @ linneapaulina.com
Lindsy @ LMRphotos.com
Mona @ www.heymona.com
Rachel @ andthen-shesnapped.com
Ruthy @ www.discoverystreet.net
Spencer @ www.12ozbeehouse.com
I told you I did a good job meeting people! I also met this really great girl named Amanda who I could have sworn up and down gave me her card... but I have no idea what happened to it. So... Amanda, if you ever come across this post - I didn't forget about you! Hopefully, I'm not leaving anyone else out...
If you're heading to a networking event soon, this post by Ruthy is a must read: How to not be awkward at a blogger meetup. I'm pretty sure I will be reading it again before I go to my next meetup!
Sometimes I feel like I'm not a "legitimate" blogger, but going to these meetups really gives me a sense of confirmation and inspires me to do more with my blog. I don't imagine this will ever become a career for me, but I really enjoy doing it. I want to be better at this (for you and for me). Maybe I'll take a class or go to a conference... any suggestions?
Have you been to any meetups like this before? How did you get past your nerves? And what is your opinion on bocce? Ever played?