I've seen blogger meetups in other parts of the country and always wanted to attend one. Thanks to my dear friend Tracy, who hosted the Sacramento Area Blogger Meet & Greet, I finally had the opportunity to attend one yesterday. She did such a great job pulling this event together. Our party favors were these darling mason jars to be filled at the candy bar. My jar was filled to the brim with gummy worms. Yum!
Our meet and greet took place over lunch. There was a fixed menu which made everything easier. The menu had several scrumptious dishes to choose from. I ordered the spinach salad with the chipotle chicken pizza. It was delicious!
Eighteen bloggers attended this meet and greet which was perfect. It was still an intimate group which allowed me to really get to know everyone. Bloggers from all different niches shared their stories about how and why they started blogging. There were DIY, infertility, adoption, humor, lifestyle, wedding planning bloggers and much more. The women that attended were from all walks of life, ranging from 20 something to 50 something. Yet, despite our ages and life circumstances, we all bonded over this crazy, little thing called blogging. It was such a fun event!
At the end of the event, I gave each of the bloggers that attended a small favor with my blog URL. Since the name of my blog is Dreaming of Dimples, I thought the most fitting gift would be an eye mask and a wish that each of their dreams come true.
If a blogger meetup pops up in your area, I highly recommend attending one. If you're in the Northern California area, I'll be posting a button for the next meet and greet. It's currently planned for September 22nd.