I had the opportunity to go to Columbus with Erin for a blogger meet up and boy, am I happy I made time to do it. I knew a few current blog-friends would be there, but was so excited to be able to meet some new faces, too! The adorable Holly and super sweet Shane put this event together and we had an absolute blast for hours, they were great hosts and even passed out prizes to a few random winners! Isn't it crazy that you can mingle with women you've NEVER met, for hours on end and talk until the sun goes down?! I just love it.
One gal I was especially excited to meet? Miss Vanessa. We've been chatting and reading each other's blogs for quite sometime now...and it was SO fun getting to squeeze her and chat about life, face to face!
Shane and Holly had us all fill out a form about ourselves, and a gal named Katie overheard Erin and I saying we were from Cincinnati -- turns out, she was, too! I had a blast getting to know her. We talked about blogs (obviously), all things Cincinnati, and found out we BOTH got engaged in Hilton Head. What a small world?! She's a fashion blogger, and so stinking adorable. She's newer to this crazy blogging world, and you can find her blogging over at Out and Outfit.
|Holly! So darn sweet.|
|Even got to finally meet miss Margaret, but I'm calling her Maggie : )|
I can't say enough amazing things about these ladies. Blogging has truly brought SO much joy to my life that I never, EVER expected. One of the questions on the sheet we had to answer was 'what's the best blog advice you've received?', and my answer was to "always write for yourself". Writing for myself keeps me happy, and if I hadn't been, I may have quit by now, and wouldn't have met these amazing women!
Blogging is definitely hard work, but its worth every hour spent, every photo snapped, every word typed, just to make new, fun friends from around the world. Some people ask if its really worth investing all the time. My answer? Heck yes, its worth it.
I can't wait for the next one!