I’d have to say that one of my favorite parts of Blissdom this past weekend were the people I met.
|Borrowed from OSPinteresting‘s Instagram.|
Unlike most people, I don’t have “famous” bloggers I dream of meeting. There are definitely blogs that I follow who have thousands and thousands of followers, but I know these women are just like me. They’re stay at home moms (or working moms) who are just writing about their children and passions. Somewhere along the way, they probably shared some of their best writing or most interesting posts and created a following, but does that make you “famous”?
For me, I follow these women because I want to know that I’m not alone and there are others out there who enjoy writing as a way of documenting their life or escaping from their day. So, at Blissdom, I wasn’t there to see some famous faces (I probably wouldn’t even recognize their faces or know their real names!) I was there to be surrounded by women who are like me, and that’s exactly what I achieved!
I honestly wasn’t sure what to expect when I showed up at the Newcomer’s Meet and Greet on Thursday night, and I was prepared to stand in a corner watching everyone else run up to their friends.
But instead, the exact opposite happened. I walked through the doors of the ballroom, and instantly a community leader walked up to me, grabbed me by the hand, and started introducing me to other people.
And once I got more comfortable saying hello and introducing myself, I began running into people I knew and friends that they knew.
On the first night, I walked away with over 8 businesses cards of new bloggers that I wanted to get to know more.
When the weekend was over, I walked away with a folder full of new business cards, but I also walked away with (what I hope will be) the start of some true friendships! Even if they are just online.
Here are just a few of the amazing women I got to know better this weekend!
Maybe you’ll have something in common with them too!
And of course, I couldn’t fit everyone onto one page, so continue reading my Blissdom Series posts, I’ll make sure to add more great bloggers at the end of each one!