Why Do You Blog?

One of the things I've learned since I started blogging is that people begin blogs for all different reasons. When I first started blogging I wanted to reach out to this awesome community. I wanted to find other girls who were going through some of the same things I was.

There is such a powerful community behind blogs. I've made some incredible online friendships, but the thing I like best is that I'm finally getting to meet some of these girls IRL (in real life).

Last night I went to my first blogger meetup. It was part of the H-Town Blogger Hotties group, and I had SO. MUCH. FUN.

I'm not going to lie, I was so nervous. I even told Tyler at one point that I didn't know if I was going to go, but I'm so glad that I did. I was instantly welcomed by the girls, who immediately said hi and asked where I blogged at. I love it. I love that they understand the power behind the community, and love blogging just as much as I do.

We spent the evening at Pinot's Palette, eating, drinking, and expressing ourselves through painting rather than writing for once. I am no artist, but my canvas didn't turn out that bad!
As we painted, new friendships were formed. And no one questioned you when you stopped to take five pictures of your canvas, they knew, it was for the blog.
My favorite part of the night was finally getting to meet Meg O. She was my partner in the very first blog swap I participated in, and I've been following her ever since. It's such a small world because now we both live in Houston!
Group shot of all the girls with our paintings. It was such a fun night and I can't wait to hang out with these girls again!
So, that's why I blog. I love the friends I've made (online and in real life), and the incredible community in this blogging world. Why do you blog?

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20 comments :

bailey j said...

this sounds SO awesome!

Alyx said...

1. your painting turned out awesome.
2. I think I blog for the exact same reason - this community is pretty amazing, right?

Laura said...

I love that you went to a blogger meet up - I'd love it! And how neat that you had direction for your painting...you did a great job on it!

Ashlee Miller said...

This looks like so much fun! I have always wanted to go to a group painting class.

Andi of My Beautiful Adventures said...

What an incredible experience!!!!!

Stela said...

How fun!! I wish there was a blog meet up here!

Alex said...

So sad I wasn't able to make it!!

Empirically Erin said...

So jealous!! This looks like so much fun!! I would love to meet other bloggers in real life. Also I recognize Lindsay from Trial by Sapphire right in front of you. I would love to meet you both!!

Lori said...

It was so good finally meeting you! I definitely feel you on the nerves. I was so freaked out about going to my first meetup back in December. This was only my second, but I was still a little nervous. Hope to see you at the next one!

Meg O. said...

I am SO glad you made it!! It was AWESOME to finally meet you! I remember the first time I met bloggers in real life I was SUPER nervous - it's kind of like a blind date! But I guess now since I'm a seasoned blogger meeter it has gotten a lot easier. We should definitely do something smaller sometime - maybe grab lunch or something during the summer while I'm still off! Oh, and I sent out an email where you can put some HTML at the bottom of your post and link it up so everyone else who went can see each other's posts! Hope you got it- I had some trouble with a few people's email addresses! Let's do something again SOON!!! xoxoxox

Jennifer Leible said...

I was a bit nervous about going too, and I made sure not to invite anyone else I already knew that blogged because I didn't want them to be a crutch! I am so excited about the wonderful girls I met at this meetup! I love your comment about how no one questioned when you stopped to take pics! So true! My hubby is always asking me why I'm taking pictures of things...my reply of course..."for my blog!!" :)

Rochelle said...

I'm so glad I went to this meetup and made new blogger friends!! It was great talking to you and we should definitely plan lunch or happy hour soon!! :)

Myra said...

Great painting! I saw you at the Blog Meet-up but didn't really get a chance to stop and say hello :( But I hope we get to meet again soon!!

P.S. I LOVE your blog!!

Alyssa said...

That sounds like so much fun!!

tara said...

it was so much fun! sorry i didn't get a chance to chat! =/ hope you'll continue to come to our meet ups!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

I love how yours turned out!!! I'm sad I didn't get to meet you but glad that you're now a member of our blogging group and hope I get to meet you (in person) at the next meeting :-)

The Nerdy Katie said...

I'm glad I got to meet you briefly! Hopefully next time we can chit chat more :)

♥ Ka`ili said...

I blog because I love writing and I wanted my friends and family from home to read up with what I've been up to. This meet up looks super fun, love all of your paintings, have a great friday bri!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

what a BLAST! And the paintings are SO pretty!

dreamsandswords.com said...

That looks like such a fun time! I love those painting classes!

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