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WHY IT'S IMPORTANT FOR BLOGGERS TO MEET OTHER BLOGGERS IN REAL LIFE

Ever since I started blogging full-time from home, I have noticed that I don't have anyone to really hang out with anymore. A lot of my friends have moved away to different states, and others I don't see on a daily basis anymore like I used to. I found myself becoming a hermit, and I was finding it hard to make new friends. That's when my bestie, Summer, from Coffee with Summer, came up with the awesome idea of getting together with other bloggers in our area. 

This past weekend, we met up with two other bloggers, Sheila, from In Search of Sheila, and Kait, from Life as Kait, in North Wildwood, NJ, for a mini beach trip. Summer, Sheila, and I all rode together for the 2.5 hour car ride, and Kait met us there since she was coming from a different area. As soon as we all met, I kid you not within thirty minutes, you would have thought we'd all been besties for years.


There's just something special about meeting people that share the same goals and passions that you do. It was an amazing experience and we created never-ending friendships literally overnight. From lounging on the beach to getting messy making my world famous piƱa coladas, we had more fun than we ever could have thought.

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One // Other bloggers understand you 

Other bloggers seriously understand you--sometimes more than your hometown friends. They understand your struggles and they're always there when you need them the most, because they just get you. They are there to celebrate your biggest wins, because they know how much work you've put in to get where you are today.

Two // You make the greatest of friends 

Making friends as an adult can be one of the most challenging things. I miss the days when you could say, "Can I color with you?" and then you're best friends. As adults we have to work at it and make time for cultivating meaningful friendships. When you share the same vision and heart for blogging, you are bound to become the greatest of friends.


Three // They've been where you've been

Every blogger experiences the craziness that blogging can bring. Whether you've been blogging for three months or three years, you've been where each other have been or you are striving to grow to be where others are. Genuine bloggers know that we all grow at different rates, and we have all started the blogging journey at different times. It's a blessing to have found bloggers at all different stages that want nothing more than to see each other succeed in all that we do.

Four // You can be creative together

Not everyone shares the same creative passions you do, but when you get four bloggers together, you bet the creative juices were flowing. Though the four of us were pretty disconnected from social media on our mini weekend vacay, we were definitely bouncing different ideas, tips, and tricks back and forth. I know that I learned so many different things just by being surrounded by other creatives.


Five // You form a real community

Community is so very important. The blogging community is full of such amazing people, but sometimes you can get lost in the sea of people. Narrowing down the community to people that you can spend time with in real life is so important for your growth, not only as a blogger, but as a person. I know that we are so excited to plan our next meet-up, and we already have more bloggers excited to join us. If you're in the PA/NJ/NY/MD area, we would love to have you!

Get connected and meet new people. You never know, you might just find a new best friend!

Stay Classy. 
xx, 
Kristen

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42 comments:

Lynn White said...

This is all so true and I'm so bad about this! I've got to get better.

Kait M said...

Awe! It really was such a wonderful time. You are an absolute sweetheart and I cannot wait to make more memories in the future xx

Sheila Joy said...

Awww, such a lovely post and great points, Kristen! I loved how we all instantly clicked and the whole trip didn't feel weird or awkward at all--we really did feel like we've known each other for years! x

www.insearchofsheila.com

Jasmine @ The Jasmine Maria said...

I love that you ladies planned this fun getaway with a group bloggers. I'm currently planning a brunch with local bloggers. Such a great way to get to know one another and become real life friends.

Leah Schomberg said...

This is seriously SO true and so easily forgotten by me. I've met up with fellow Milwaukee bloggers and it's such a fun way to meet new friends and gain inspiration to take back to my blog.

Kristen said...

I am SO jealous, you all look like you had so much fun - I'm so sad I couldn't make it to this one! I can't wait for the next PA/NJ/NY/MD blogger meet up :) The blogging friendships I have made so far have been amazing!

Kristen | www.sophisticatedgal.com

Rachel Ritlop said...

I couldn't agree more, girl! I love meeting up with other bloggers when I get the chance!

Summer @ Coffee With Summer said...

So with you on other bloggers actually understanding what we do and go through as bloggers! So key to have that.

April Kitchens said...

I'm really looking to meet more bloggers in in person. I know a few but I'd like to develop a real friendship with like minded friends.

Becky Ginther said...

I love being able to meet other bloggers! When I went to the Disney Expo convention I was able to meet 4-5 other Disney bloggers. It was great to talk to people who could really relate.

Robin Young Burinskiy said...

Your photos are so gorgeous - as would be expected of a group of bloggers, hahah! So glad you guys had fun - and I can only imagine how gratifying it was to be able to relate to each other and blow off some steam.

Rachel said...

I really like this! I've found that my friends don't really get the blogging thing. They think I'm just in a phase and that it'll pass and I'll move on to some other hobby. But that's not how it works! Blogging is a legitimate job!

Amanda Frazier said...

I just love this post! I can't wait to find my blog squad in Michigan. You're right. Bloggers need each other!

Breakfast at Lillys said...

This looks like such a blast! I love hanging out with my favorite local bloggers.

Marissa W said...

I love this idea! I would love to meet local bloggers near me. :)

Kristin C said...

Summer was telling me that she was headed to the beach with you guys! That's awesome! Blog friends are such a huge blessing- you're right!

Stephanie said...

Blogging can definitely get lonely. I don't know any other bloggers in my area and my friends don't really understand all the things we go through. Finding others in my areas is a really great idea.

Katie Scott said...

I've learned from blogging Facebook groups that talking with other bloggers about blogging is an absolute BLAST. I was getting lonely during the process but now it's so much fun again! I can't wait to find local bloggers that I can have real, in-person discussions with one day!

Cameron Dufore said...

It sounds like you all had so much fun! i wish I could find some people in my area!

Taylor Mead said...

This sounds like so much fun! I need to do this some time! I feel like there are no bloggers in my area though! That said, I've been to blogging conferences and have met some of the most amazing people there! It's so true, too. You'd think we were friends for years before meeting for a day! Such a magical experience that I wish was more frequent!

xo, Taylor || The Millennial Sprinkle (thesprinkle.tayloramead.com)

Laura Malone said...

I love connecting with other bloggers, either online or in person. Honestly it's fun to just bump into bloggers I know at different events in my city! haha.

I think it's one of those things where, until you're in it, you don't appreciate JUST HOW MUCH WORK IT IS. It's nice to connect with people who get it.

xxox
Laura @ www.cookwineandthinker.com

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes! Bloggers need other bloggers! <3

aclassyfashionista said...

It was the best weekend ever! Can't wait to see you soon! <3

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! Exactly! Can't wait to see you soon girly! <3

aclassyfashionista said...

Oh brunch is such a great idea! I love meetups so much.

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes, for sure! There's so much that we can learn from each other!

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! I can't wait until we plan one. Hopefully we can all do a NYC trip super soon! Maybe next month?!

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! I can't wait for my next meetup!

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes! Exactly--I love that we always get each other!

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes you definitely should! I'm so glad that I did! <3

aclassyfashionista said...

Oh that's such an awesome meetup spot!

aclassyfashionista said...

Aw thank you so much! It was definitely a much needed trip.

aclassyfashionista said...

YES it is!! Having blogging friends is so crucial--they literally can help make or break our blog. They "get" us and they will help us through all of blogging's craziness.

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes!!! Definitely find a group of bloggers near you!

aclassyfashionista said...

Isn't it so much fun?! I just love meetups!

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes! Definitely find some bloggers to meet up with!

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! It was so great! Blog friends are the best friends! <3

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes--definitely find other bloggers in your area or even just make friends online. It's so great to know other people that just "get" you!

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! Definitely find other bloggers near you! It was the most fun I had all Summer long!

aclassyfashionista said...

Yes! It was such a blast. Definitely check out different blogging groups--a lot of them have meetup groups, too!

aclassyfashionista said...

Oh I would LOVE to go to a conference!!

aclassyfashionista said...

YES! AH it really is so nice to have friends that just "get" you!!

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