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!
Sounds like Ohio is the place to be! ;) What a fun event.ReplyDelete
I'm so glad you were able to go, even while I was sad I couldn't be there. I told Erin, one day I will meet you two, even if I have to go to Cincinnati. Thanks for sharing all the pictures!ReplyDelete
Yay!! I loved finally getting to meet you in person! Maggie is totally cool with me :) I'll definitely have to make a trip to Cincy at some point to see you ladies!ReplyDelete
What a fun time! So glad you "met" so many new ladies you already followed!ReplyDelete
That sounds like such a fun time!! Blogging has definitely brought me more than I ever expected - it's crazy to think but so so awesome! :)ReplyDelete
It was so nice to meet you! I hope we get to do that more often and I look forward to following your blogs! P.S. Your pictures are amazing! -KatieReplyDelete
I desperately wanted to go to this, but I was in Wisconsin for my cousin's wedding! Blogging really is the best.ReplyDelete
You take the most beautiful photos! Can't wait until I'm a pro like you :)ReplyDelete
You got some great pics of everyone! :) Thanks for roadtripping with me! MUAH!ReplyDelete
So you totally made my day with this post! You are seriously so sweet and cute! And even more beautiful and sincere in person! So glad we were able to meet! Can't wait to do it again :)ReplyDelete
And I really need a good camera after seeing these amazing photos!
This sounds awesome!! What a great event!ReplyDelete
Oh isn't that advice the truth! If you wrote what others expected, who is to say they'd stick around or whatnot. I love your blog because you are you!ReplyDelete
I would go to something like that if it existed up here! What fun!ReplyDelete
This looks like a blast!! So fun to meet some bloggy ladies in person :) :)ReplyDelete
Somehow I completely missed this...but it looks like a blast! I want to know about the next one. :)ReplyDelete
i wanted to go to this SO BAD! but just couldn't swing it when a wedding saturday night. looks like so much fun though!ReplyDelete
SO much fun! I want to meet a blogger one day! All these pictures are great! Bloggers are such beautiful people! Y'all are stunning!!ReplyDelete
So fun!! Hopefully I can make the next one!ReplyDelete
So cute! Can't wait until we can do something locally :)ReplyDelete