Thursday, April 5, 2012

Boston Blogger Event

Last night was the Boston Bloggers event at the Lansdowne in Boston. While I was apprehensive at first, being that it was my first meet and greet, I ended up really enjoying the atmosphere and wishing it had lasted longer so I could meet more people. Two hours goes really quick when you're having fun.

This is one of those events where everyone has a common interest, putting themselves and their blog (or labor of love) out there. Some bloggers are more established or are there for business purposes and others are there just to get their blog out there, to garner some support and followers. Any way you slice it, this is one of those great events where people are friendly and supportive, no matter what your blog is called or what it is categorized under.

Some of the notable bloggers that I met, well all of them that I met, were fantastic. One of the event hosts, Katy of Modly Chic, was as cool in person as she seems online. She threw a fantastic party with Alison of Long Distance Loving.  I also met Sara with Blue Blinds Media, who I have had an intimate online relationship with (we worked together on The Fashionable Housewife). She was a joy and as smart as I imagined her to be in real life. Also a joy were Lea from Found with Love and Sara from Forever and a Recipe.  I had such an adorable (and lengthy) conversation with Melissa of The Long Haul Project , Michael of Gingham and Leather and Jennifer of ISM that ended the night on a great note. I can't wait to be engaged in these blogs and with these bloggers in the near future. I am sure I mentioned it last night but it is so much easier to be a great support and a stellar follower if you have met your fellow bloggers in person.

Other bloggers at the event that I didn't get a chance to meet (but hope to next time) were:

Amy from Stylish Year Jenna from The Paleo Project Emily from Tales for Karina
Carley from Finding Gravity Tara from Boston Food Swap Anna from Dear Friend Blog
Georgina from East Coast Suburbanista Amy from Punk Style Natalie from Wishful Nals
Bettina from Neat Bit Michelle from The Economical Eater Sarah from Shades for Every Adventure
Melissa from Crunches for Cupcakes Jennifer from Simplistic Living Girl Julie from My Shiny Monkey
Jennifer from Losing the Shadow Whitney from 25 by 20 Five Kurt from Boston WP
Meghan from Bliss on Beacon Mackenzie from Whatever Gatsby

Sara from Seven Twenty Somethings
Emily from So Anthro Tashia from Hips and Hangers Annie from Other Side of Gray
Katie from Struggling single Twenty Something Elina from Satisfied Cravings Alexandria from The Saga of a Twenty Something
Diana of  Dressed Up Alligators Clair of Finding Clairity Holly of Holly Keenan
Hannah of Boston Event Solutions Allie of Allie Wears Julie of Julie Digs Design
Casey of Girl in the Poodle Shoes Helena of The Honey Flower Girl Penny from The Penelope Theory
Kimberly from 9 Tailors Gilda from Take it From Me Blog Melissa from Juniper Disco
Germana from Btch on Heels Beth from The Sailing Foodie Sarah from Hemenway Street
Katrina from Sparkle is a Color Bianca from A Lust for All Seasons Jill from Jill and Will's Charmed Life 
Kheidee from Kheidee Zamora Kate from Union Jack Creative

I am hoping you and I can check them out together and find some great new reads from the Boston area. If you are one of these bloggers (or any blogger for that matter) that wants to chat, network and "make friends", then I am totally up for it. My sidebar has all my contact info and let's get this friendship going!


  1. Great recap Amanda, sad that I missed it! But I love that you added everyone's name and blog on here too! Looking forward to meeting you at the next one!

  2. It was so great meeting you too! Thanks for the shout-out - I'm loving your blog! :)

  3. I actually didn't make it last night as I had intended (stupid allergies!). Thanks for linking to my blog. Glad to hear your first meet up experience went well. I guess June will be my first one. Maybe I shall meet you there?

  4. Great recap! That's me (NaEun@nananapark ) in the photo with @KheideeZamora  :) Hope to meet you at the next event! 

  5. How much fun! :) Thanks for link up! 
    Sara :) 

  6. I wish Virginia had something like this! Great post :)

  7. thanks for welcome in IFB ;D

  8. Thank you for your lovely account of the event! Due to my move into a new house I was overwhelmed and unable to attend the event but very much intend to meet many of you in the sure-to come near future ones.

    I would love to network with you if you're ever in the Newton area!

    Georgina from:

  9. So cute... great initiative!

  10.  I look forward to seeing you in June, I think that's when they have tentatively scheduled the next one!

  11.  Moving is the worst, so I can totally understand you skipping... but we will see you next time! <3

  12. Hi Amanda! This is Amanda Beth Flynn from . You messaged me ages ago through IFB, and I never got back to you, but I wanted to let you know that I have been checking your blog periodically and really enjoying it. :) And this post is great! I haven't ever ventured out to any blog or fashion related events in Boston (although I've been invited by Gilt City before) because it kind of scares me half to death (lol), but your account of this event is encouraging. Maybe I'll get out to one of these in the future. :) Thanks for the post!

  13. Hi, Amanda! It's too bad I didn't get the chance to talk to you at the event on Wednesday. Thanks for reading mine, and now I'm checking out yours!

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