I went to my first blogger meet up a couple weekends ago! I dressed sort of fancy for a Friday at work, but needed to head straight to the event afterwards. I had 30 minutes to get myself across town and was a little flustered and didn't have much time to prepare. I was so nervous! I am not a natural mingler but I was excited to spend a night with fellow bloggers. I sort of forgot about it and was almost sure that I had the wrong weekend or missed it because I fell off the email mailing list somehow. The last I heard about it was when I bought the ticket. But it was probably better that way. I just showed up and had a fun time!
|Beautiful ink on the adorable Andrea.|
I brought prints with me because I still haven't gotten around to making business cards. One day! But anyway, the prints were a hit and were better than any business card I would have whipped up. Chelsey and Mandy framed theirs!
|Kara and Moorea|
It was sort of weird and awesome to meet people that you talk to online and trade buttons with. Moorea was super sweet, funny and I wish I talked to her more!
We had our own bar and we definitely kept our bartender busy!
I had never been to the Lucky Lab before. Does that make me a bad Portlander?
We also got swag bags filled with things like notebooks, samples, coupons and other cute things. We put our names in for a drawing. I didn't win but we kept the fun going by drawing names and spending 15 minutes or so chatting with that person, making sure we broke out of our groups a bit. I am pretty sure I babbled on endlessly about all the intimate details of my life.
We had a few organized moments but for the most part we just chatted!
Our name tags were cute!
We also had a professional photographer and photo booth. Thanks Sara!
|Kate, me and Jenni|
|Margaret, Kate, me and Jenni|
If you are a blogger, I definitely recommend that you go to a blogger meet if you have the opportunity! It was a little outside my box but it was nice to be treated to a night among my peers and taking my online life to the offline world.