I’m in a MUCH better mood today than compared to my mood on Wednesday when I was pouting and lamenting my lack of a social life and lack of satisfaction at work…
I kinda have something to work towards now which has greatly helped improve my attitude. I think I want to start coordinating live and in-person meetups between bloggers!
Before you think I’m crazy, check this out… prior to covid, something that I really enjoyed about my work was that they sent me travelling to different places to meet and network with clients as well as competitors. This included many conferences and tradeshows. And if I could bring this back into my life somehow, I would be much happier for sure. I’m also hearing from others that they’ve been lacking a social outlet as well, so this could bring a solution for all of them too.
Now, I have no experience with actually hosting a conference. BUT, I’ve attended a ton of them so I have very high expectations of what the attendee experience should be. And let me tell you, it will be top-notch and bougie. (I’ve secretly been DYING to use “bougie” in an actual sentence so I’m thrilled to finally do it).
AND, since covid is still a thing… I have alot of time to slowly ramp this up into larger events. But in the meantime, I can start with super-small meetups like at a local coffee-shop or bistro, while gathering a larger audience for the bigger events.
So I know this sounds really crazy and out-there, but it’s giving me some life right now so I’ll roll with it for awhile and see what happens.
What do you all think? If there’s a local meetup in your area, would you be interested? I’ll have a ton of criteria for attendees so not just anyone can attend. There will be a vetting system of some sort so there can be trust that the bloggers are legitimate. Let me know your thoughts…
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9 Replies to “Blogger Meetup Inspiration”
Hehe I would totally do this! Even though I’m a bit anti-social (I get slightly anxious in new, large crowds) but it’s my new thing I’m trying lol… However, i do live in the land of beavers and poutine (Canada) so unfortunately that won’t work lol but let me know when you’re in my neck of the woods!!! 🙂 ❤️ Toronto, Canada to be specific 🙂
Lol, we’ll coordinate your local meetup to be at a poutine restaurant. Sounds delish and carby. 🙂
I would likely be interested. Unclear on if I would work up the nerve to actually go
We’ll give you a ton of time to work-up the nerve and join us. 🙂
Possibly… what would happen at these events, exactly?
Well… it will take awhile to ramp up to it, but eventually I’m thinking there will be guest speakers, training sessions, social events, networking activities, and even some “speed-dating”-style meetings to facilitate getting to know each other… And if other people have ideas, we can incorporate all those too. 🙂
I would love it, just to meet a few fellow bloggers in person. Sounds like a bloggers conference of a sort. 🙂
Awesome Cherie! Me and you can attend together since we’re practically neighbors. 🙂