First Timer at a Blogger Event

Sunday, July 29, 2012

It's been a while since I have put myself out there and gotten out of my comfort zone. It has also been a while since I have been out on my own on a Friday night!  I used to meet new people all the time with work. I was always challenging myself in new situations and I felt at ease with small talk and meeting new people. It's funny how much things change. 

For the last year, apart from my awesome Mums group, I haven't really done much 'meeting' new folk, so when the opportunity came to attend a WOMBATS (Website and Online Media, Bloggers and Tweeps) Christmas in July Drinks, I jumped at the chance to meet other bloggers in Perth. As the day approached I started to get a little nervous, suddenly realising I would be turning up alone to a bar to meet a bunch of people I had never met and had only seen online and twitter (it felt oddly like some kind of strange online dating situation). 

I resisted the temptation to pull out at the last minute, and figured that the worst that would happen is that I would awkwardly stand by myself with a drink, and well that is not really that bad seeing I rarely get any time to myself these days, and even rarer with and alcoholic beverage.

Looking at my smile, I must have been having a good time! How Huge is my mouth, seriously.

I ended up having a really good night. I was maybe a little quieter and more reserved than normal, but that will change next time I'm sure! Not surprisingly everyone was so lovely, warm and welcoming. I had a glass of bubbly in my hand about a minute after arriving, and conversation very shortly after that. Thanks to Yvette, Colin (Associate Woman), Cie (Pathetic To Pinup) and Taryn (This is Taryn), I didn't have any awkward standing on my own moments. It was great to meet other Perth bloggers and feel part of a blogging community, I even got told I look like Yumi Stines, but less Asian (Thanks @RealJiveTurkey, I will take that as a compliment). 

Me with the lovely Yvette (Delightfully Tacky Lil Squirts) and Glow (Where's My Glow)
Everyone was very intrigued by what was in these boxes!
As an added bonus we walked away with these amazing gift boxes, although I was extremely bitter and disappointed to find out my box was mysteriously missing the Macaroons. I guess my waistline can be Thankful for that, because I am pretty sure I would have devoured them all that night. 

I didn't get the chance to meet everyone there, but some of the other lovely bloggers I met were Jules (The Bumpiest Path), Narelle (CookCleanCraft), Feli (My Life in Mono), Sarah (Dear Baby G), Chantel (Bossy Mummy) and Silly Mummy. I am looking forward to checking out all of their blogs! 

A big Thank You to the Wonderful Sponsors Bubbler DealsDigital Parents & NuffnangI am looking forward to the next one, and maybe I won't drive this time so I can have a couple (or more)  glasses of Red!!

 I didn't take any pictures at all that night, so these are all from the W.O.M.B.A.T Facebook page.

Karen xx 

2 comments on "First Timer at a Blogger Event"
  1. Yes another bubbly fueled event is definitely in order! Hopefully I won't have to drive this time! I saw you too, next time lets actually talk!!

  2. We have to do another that I can meet you! How awful am I! I remember seeing you, but never actually got to speak to you. So clearly this is justification for another bubbly-fueled event, yes?