October 6, 2012

People who meet people... are called bloggers.

There are many things I love about blogging but in my opinion, one of the BEST things about it are the people you get to meet. It's just fantastic. I have had the pleasure of meeting some amazing women (and the odd man) over the years I've been in cyber space. There's definitely something to be said about chatting with another person who totally 'gets' the world of online interaction. Once you've done it, you want to do it again. And again. And again.


All ready for serious lunching...

So when the opportunity to meet up with a few fellow bloggers came my way, I was IN. I love being one of those ladies who lunch. In my life, this rare activity is a no-brainer. I mean, what's not to like? A beautiful meal is made by someone else, you get a few hours of fun-filled child-free time, much laughter and chat ensues about blogging and anything and everything else in-between, and you finish this off with an indecently large slab of cheesecake/mudcake and coffee/tea before heading home feeling great. It's a win/win in my book, let me give you the drum.

Choices, choices!

My lunch companions today were a delightfully entertaining trio comprising of Janine from Shambolic Living, Alana from House Goes Home & House Goes Hollywood and Rachel from The Kids are All Right. Intelligent, insightful and quick-witted, these gals also write blogs that are well worth your time to pay a visit. I wish we could've hung out for longer.


Three hours roared past like nobody's business, with no lull in conversation whatsoever. Mind you, anyone who knows bloggers in general will not be surprised by this. God knows we live for the chance to talk/overshare with an interested audience! LOL.


I couldn't finish it... but it was oh so good!

The only thing I regret was that I didn't have the presence of mind to take a photo BEFORE Alana had left. Consequently, she is not in our group selfie which I hurriedly snapped outside the cafe door as we were leaving. I'm so sorry, Alana! I blame the sugar rush from that cheesecake.


Ladies who lunch. And also love to blog.


The next big blogger meet up for me is the Pro Blogger Event coming up in Melbourne. I am currently swinging between feeling wildly excited and nervous as hell by the prospect. Very soon I'll be sharing breathing space in a room filled to the BRIM with the very best of the blogging world in Australia. I'm depending on the thrill factor of simply being there to help banish any feelings of intimidation. So stay tuned. I'll keep you posted on my travels!



How's your people-meeting power? Have you taken the plunge and met up with someone you've met online? How did it go?

6 comments:

  1. I've love meeting people (in person) that I've met online. Generally that's the way I've met other bloggers... known them online and then met in person. The hardest thing is to NOT call them by their Twitter / FB / blog names, instead using their real names!

    Most people are pretty much the same (in my experience). I also often have made assumptions that known-bloggers are 'hooked-up' and wouldn't want to 'hang' with the likes of me, but everyone's been really nice so far.

    Am keen to catch up at ProBlogger. Very excited!

    Deb

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    1. Trying to keep straight all the names/handles is tough, right?? God knows how we'll go at Pro Blogger, lol.

      Thrilled to hear you're going as well - we will definitely have to find each other, Deb! The timing of this conference is perfect for me as the kids will have just gone back to school - I'll be very keen to snaffle a bit of me time away. I'm sure I can find a moment or two to squeeze in some retail therapy as well! :)

      x

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  2. So lovely to meet you all. Damn, wish I hadn't missed the photo op. Hope you don't mind, but I stole yours ...

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    1. It was a great lunch, wasn't it? We will have to do it again, for sure. And I'm SO sorry I didn't think of taking a picture earlier, I was kicking myself about that later. Oh and no worries about snagging it either!

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  3. Really enjoyed. I could do it every weekend :) I'm just glad someone takes photos, cos it's really not my forte. x

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    1. I am normally MUCH better at taking pictures but I was too engrossed in the conversation this time, lol! Glad we could catch up again x

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