Monday, May 7, 2012

Meeting Bloggers in Real Life

If you blog you probably understand- the friendships, the connections- for many of us these friendships and support are a lot of the reasons we continue to blog. If you talk to a non-blogger about it, they just don't really get it- they have a hard time understanding and believing that someone you never met could be such a close friend. And as you make those connections, you will often find yourself wishing you could at least get to meet that person in real life.

On Friday I got that chance, with not one but 7 other bloggers.

From Left to Right:  Impulsive Addict, Viv of V-Spot, Seriously Shawn, Me, Jen Harried Mom of Four, Becca of Texas Darling, Jenny Kate, Connie of Young and Relentless

Friday, I crashed the Huntington Beach Bloggers Party for lunch.  Right before I left to head there my stomach was suddenly filled with butterflies, why was I feeling like this?  Thankfully as I made the drive they all disappeared. 

I knocked on the door to the beach house and Impulsive Addict and Viv of the V-spot opened the door.  It is strange meeting someone that actually is a complete stranger yet you know them so well.  They were just as I pictured them, though even prettier in real life.

I went back to the patio to meet the rest, hugs all around.  Connie of the Young and Relentless was taller than I pictured.   Jen of Harried Mom of Four was the only one I didn't really know but she was friendly right from the start.

We loaded up into two cars and drove to Schooners and Later- a cute restaurant right on the harbor with lots of patio seating.  While we waited to be seated we hit up some random strangers to take our pictures, tons of cameras being handed to the unsuspecting strangers- they didn't realize they were dealing with bloggers who document everything. 
 Casey of the Starnes Family who is another Cali blogger joined us for lunch

Throughout the meal the phones and cameras were constantly being whipped out- taking pictures of the menu, the food, writing down funny moments that happened- like when a bird basically landed on Seriously Shawn's lap and she screamed leaving the whole restaurant momentarily silent.  I was in my element- these girls knew me and understood me- the need to document everything, the constant whir of your brain thinking of what would make the next good blog post.
 My lunch- Eggs Benedict with avocado and crab- Viv And Jen got the same thing, they just got theirs with fruit

Bloggers, we really are an odd bunch if you think about it.  But it's a wonderfully odd group that I am happy to say I am part of.

35 comments:

  1. What fun! You are all a bunch of beautiful ladies!

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  2. Oh my! That lunch looks awesome!

    It's so much fun meeting up with other bloggers! It's like catching up with old friends, isn't it?

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  3. GREAT pictures!! It is definately SO MUCH FUN to meet our blog friends in real life. You totally know each other - all that's left is hearing the voice. FUN!!!

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  4. I have been loving all the pics IA has been posting on her Facebook.
    My husband totally doesn't understand blogging and all the connections that are made.

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  5. Awesome pictures! That is so awesome that you got to meet so many bloggers!

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  6. That is really amazing that you got the chance to get together with all these girls! I've loved following the trip via Instagram. ;o) It looks like everyone is having so much fun!

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  7. How fun! I wish I could go to something like that. Blogging friendships really are unique and neat to have.

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  8. It was awesome meeting you Emmy!

    I wish I'd felt better so I could ordered what you had. It looks fantastic!

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  9. Sounds like fun! I've only met one of my blog friends and we were together this weekend actually! There are a couple more I hope to meet soon since they live not too far from me. One even lives where we are moving to at the end of the year.

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  10. I love hanging out with bloggers, and they make the best friends because they're thinking and doing what we do!

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  11. What a great post! It is so true about non-bloggers just not getting it!!! Glad you got to met up with them, one day I'll meet them all too. From that group I've only gotten to spend time with Viv. How awesome you got them all in one shot! :)

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  12. That looks like so much fun! I had a bloggers dinner on Thursday night and it was fun as well--although strangely none of us whipped out our cameras, lol!

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  13. Looks like you had FUN!!!

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  14. Looks like a blast, and even though we're an odd bunch, at least we all understand each other :)

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  15. I KNOW!!!!
    You totally know them like long time friends once you meet in real life!!

    That looks like so much fun. Glad you were able to go.
    Beautiful and warm!

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  16. So much fun!!!! You are adorable.

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  17. aw what fun so happy you all got to meet and hang out together

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  18. YAY! So glad you got to meet more bloggers in real life! It's awesome that you met so many at once :)

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  19. I am soooo jealous. Glad you had a good time. Look at you in your sassy high heeled boots. YOu all look great. Just photo shop me in kay? :)

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  20. That looks like a lot of fun! And I agree about non-bloggers, they just don't understand. I get the strangest look when I talk about my online friends!

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  21. It looks like you had a great time!!

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  22. Oh I love this! Meeting bloggers in real life is so awesome. I'm glad you got a chance to do so.

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  23. This is so much fun! I've only met several bloggers and at special events but they are always fun to meet. You all look so beautiful and happy in the pictures. :)

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  24. It was so much fun getting to meet you and share great lunch conversation! I absolutely LOVE meeting my bloggy peeps! You took some gorgeous pics of all of us too! Thank you for that! =) Feel free to visit me in Tulsa anytime you're in the area! HA!

    GREAT POST!!!

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  25. Glad you got to meet everyone! I definitely have more on my list to meet - including you! You girls look fabulous in the picture, and the eggs benedict looks SUPER fab - that is one of my favorite dishes!!

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  26. Sounds like an awesome day!
    Sandy

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  27. Looks and sounds like so much fun!! You are so right about non-bloggers just not getting us. I'm looking forward to meeting some bloggers in real life - and you're on that list! ;)


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  28. dag nabit! My work blocks photobucket! I can't ever see pictures while i'm here!! I'm gonna go log on my phone to see. I love that you got to meet everyone!! So cool!!!

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  29. Okay! I'm caught up! Wish I could have met all of y'all! Too funny about SS and the bird! Xoxo

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  30. It looks and sounds like you all had a blast! It's the relationships, truly, that makes blogging so great. It's why I continue on. The relationships are key!

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  31. It was so, so, SO great to meet you! You got some great pictures too! (I think we got the best dishes on the menu...) :)

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  32. Love that you guys all met up - we did a CT bloggers meet up a year or so ago but haven't done one since.

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  33. Once in a blue moon there is a MN meet up, but your looks... sunnier :)

    Congrats on being brave and meeting IRL!

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  34. That's so neat! Nobody I know (including my hubby) understands my crazy documenting disease. They think I take too many pictures and am weird...thus, I miss great picture ops sometimes AND there are hardly any pics of me ever haha.

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  35. You are a lucky duck! How fun to meet up with bloggy friends!

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