Blogger Meetups Galore
As I mentioned in my previous post, when it rains, it pours. And it poured blogger meetups and fun times for me Thursday evening!
I didn’t want to lug my big camera with and so all the photos I took are iPhone pictures. I sort of regret not bringing The Big Gun because I am not thrilled with the quality of these images but by not bringing my DSLR, it allowed me to concentrate more on the people and conversation at hand rather than on taking pictures and “getting the shot” so in that sense, it was a good trade.
Not being so caught up in capturing the event that I didn’t concentrate on it as it was unfolding is something I’ve been guilty of in the past so not bringing a huge camera was freeing.
Onto The Events:
Here’s Lori and I, and boy, Lori hosted a wonderful event!
Look at this pretty table they had set for us at Bice Restaurant
It was great connecting with many local San Diego area bloggers many whom I had not previously been able to connect with and meet until Thursday evening.
Lisa and I
Do blonds have more fun? That’s for us to know, and you to guess.
Beautiful food was served
And after that event wrapped, I headed a few blocks away…
And met up with Kath and another set of bloggers
Some are local San Diego area bloggers and others are in town for Blogger Her ’11 San Diego
Kath is the sweetest, friendliest person! She’s every bit as sweet and friendly in person as you’d expect if you read her blog.
Two Kath tidbits and trivia for all you Kath fans <–I know she has tons:
She has gorgeous, flawless skin
The way she said y’all a few times with a slight Southern accent reminded me she wasn’t from California.
We all strolled around downtown San Diego
And then ventured into Pinkberry
Everyone was reading the menu, with great concentration.
Everything in life is better with chocolatey and sweet toppings, right?
It was so fun meeting all these bloggers!
Tammy in the blue shirt is a doll. Can’t wait to get to know her more since she lives in San Diego.
It was truly so much fun connecting with everyone!
From my last post, many of you agreed that things seem to cluster up and happen all at once. When it rains, it pours.
Thanks for the compliments on my being featured on Pooja’s Way
And I also did a guest post on Gabriela’s site that went live Thursday evening. It had been planned for weeks, and randomly, it went live Thursday night. <–I couldn’t have planned a busier and bigger Thursday if I tried!
And coming off the heels and flight from my photography trip just 14 hours earlier, let’s just say it’s been an exciting few days!
I hope you check out my post on Gabriela’s site where I featured some of my favorite and easy, no-bake, vegan recipes.
1. Have you met up with any bloggers? Who? What was your experience like?
I have met up with tons of different bloggers! I went to Foodbuzz, went to Mexico City, went to Boulder, have had numerous coffee dates in Phoenix and in San Diego, you name it, I’ve met lots of bloggers.
In general, I think bloggers are a really sweet bunch.
We all “get it”.
We are just so thrilled to find others who “get” what blogging is all about; we all understand that each other person who blogs pours her heart and soul into her blog. We all give so much to our blogs, we share selflessly with the whole world. So when we finally meet each other in person, even if we were perfect strangers and are walking into a large group, we all have the commonality of blogging to unite us. We all get it.
And for those who’ve I “known” on email only and then finally meet them in person, it’s been like meeting a long lost friend.
2. Who was the last person you met up with in person? What did you do?
The last people I met up with was everyone on my Food & Light trip earlier this week
And prior to that, I had a coffee date with my dear friend Marla