I love blog meets. Bloggers come out from behind their laptops smiling, ready to eat yummy food and get chatty. Yesterday a few Sydney bloggers met up at St.Moritz Chocolate Cafe at Harbourside, Darling Harbour for exactly that. It wasn’t a sponsored event, there were no prizes, no goodie bags, just a group of bloggers talking about what they love.
We looked like a table of geeks with all our gadgets, cameras and phones out on display but it was fun. We talked about Apps, Andriod vs Mac, Google+ and much much more. Blog geeks in their everyday environment don’t usually have people they can talk to endlessly about blogging without boring the other person to tears… ahhh, the beauty of the blog meet. If I hadn’t called the event to an end at 5pm I’m sure we would still be sitting there although we may have moved from chocolate onto wine.
We ate “average” churros, we talked fashion and all things Blogopolis. We talked about what it would take to work from home full time and how blogging fits in to our lives and how much we’re willing to invest. Should we be self hosting or stick to freebie blogging… many questions were asked and many questions were answered, it was wonderful.
I love that you never really know who is coming to a meet, what their background is and what their passions are. We had fashion lovers with tips on make up and self portraits. There were website designers and tech gurus to answer serious hard hitting questions. There were photo geeks to show of their new gadgets, talk lenses and external flashes. I love the Hello Blogger Events meets are open to all categories, there is so much to learn in a group environment like this.
I’m really looking forward to seeing everyone elses photos from yesterday afternoon. To see more I’ve taken you can check them out HERE, feel free to download them and use them in your blog posts if you attended, just be sure to credit them.
After the meet a few attendees activated “Operation: Convince Her to Move Danimezza to WordPress” ensued which included the most delicious, unpretentious mexican meal I have ever had (planning to go back VERY soon) and then to sweeten the deal it involved gelato from Cow & The Moon which really was out of this world. It was a lovely way to end an already great day and I can’t wait for the next meet.
What do you think you’d benefit from attending a blog meet?