This past weekend was so eventful for me. I not only attended my First Blogger Event then the very next day I had the chance to go to my first Blogger Meetup. There were Bloggers, Bees and Brunch! That’s right, Bloggers, Bees and Brunch! We met up at The Busy Bee Cafe in Raleigh a place with character and charm.
We were in a private area on the second floor and the staff and waiters were very accommodating. I enjoyed the best chicken salad I’ve had in a while and it was on a croissant! YumYummy!
As we ate, we all had a chance to get to know each other, exchange business cards (because I mean hey we all love showing them off…LOL) and chat about our favorite state, North Carolina.
Our speaker, Linda Mendible gave us some really great tips on how to successfully brand yourself and becoming appealing to companies and even other Bloggers. I even learned a bit of something about scheduling Facebook posts! Linda was so bright and full of joy it was a pleasure to hear her speak. If you’re looking for design, decor and how to balance a successful blog with an amazing family head over and check her out!
After Linda’s presentation, we mingled a bit more and got to know a few of our similar Blogger traits:
Taking photos of every meal before anyone can eat (Lee 🙂 )
Finding the perfect photo poses (Carmody ;D )
Mastering our DSLR cameras settings
Learning to walk in heels… ( Lauren 😀 )
Right before everyone headed back to their different NC homes we had the chance to pick up our amazing Swag Boxes (Yup boxes) made up by some of the amazing NCBlogger Meetup Sponsors:
How cute are these? I fell in love with the decal and was so excited to find that one was inside just for me!
Wanna know the details on all the amazing goodies in our box?
Whatever is Lovely – a love print perfect for any Blogger’s workspace
“Morgan Alexandra was created out of my love of pretty paper and design.
I want to create meaningful products that represent what truly matters.”
Organic Lavender Lip Therapy – a wonderfully smoothing and aromatic lip balm
“My aim with Mindful Skin Therapy is to make thoughtfully handcrafted skincare
using the best ingredients that are proven to be effective and safe.”
Wine Cork Keychains – a simple and well crafted keychain
“Everything is created by me with the same loving care I give items I craft for my family and friends.”
Lighthouse Line Drawing
“For me there is something special about minimalism.
To create an intricate design in as few details as possible,
but still feel the emotion behind the piece.”
$15 Gift Certificate
“Laureling Studio specializes in quality clip art, digital papers,
printables and vector art. Bright, Bold colors excite me,
and you’ll find a lot of them in my work”
NC Vinyl Decal
“I am passionate about creating personal, unique wreaths
to make your home stand out for any season or occasion.”
“Now I Design incredibly fun and mostly snarky paper goods
for us to send each other in the mail. I love getting real live mail.”
“Words and art to brighten the spirit of your home.”
As my first, the NCBlogger Meetup was so much fun and has definitely set the tone for many more Meetups to come. I am so excited about taking my Blog and my Brand Beyond My URL…