MN Blogger Bash Recap!
I had so much fun last night! I hope you did too. Last night I helped host #MNBloggerBash with Linda from Garden of Eden and Alexis from myTalk 107.1 at Bread & Chocolate. It was just a night for bloggers to get together and talk. We rarely get to see the people we talk to on social media in real life and this was a great chance to do that. Plus, a few giveaways and a swag bag from Garden of Eden! Did you like your signature scent? I hope you were able to meet someone new that you didn’t know before and make this blogger community a little bit smaller. I think everyone did because there was so much energy in that room!
It was really fun to get to catch up with friends that I met when I first started blogging (Life with Levi, Katie Looking Forward, and Being Zhenya). But, I also met new people (HappyShoeDay, A Pinch of Lemon, Champagne and Macaroons, Wool and Whiskey, Some of the Flock of Broads, and so many others). I wish I had a chance to meet every single person that I didn’t know!
The feedback that I received from the event is that we need to do this again! We need to do it again just because I wasn’t able to meet everyone that was there.
The Blogger Bash was born out of wanting to get together with my blogger friends to just have some time to chat. I feel like the only time we get together is if it is educational or being pitched. Rarely, do I have the chance to get together with a HUGE group of bloggers where I just get to hang out. It was amazing to FINALLY meet bloggers I know only from our twitter relationship (Twila Dang)!
I want to send a BIG thank you to Alexis Thompson from myTalk 107.1 and Linda from Garden of Eden for being excellent hosts. I hope you liked the wonderful swag bags from Garden of Eden. Linda wanted to pick signature scents for each of you! It also contained Aromi Matte Lip Stain, Aromi is a local company that can be found at Garden of Eden. You each got my signature color Flamingo Red! We are thankful for all of the great local businesses and non-profits that could come: Plush Pumpkins, Hope Chest, Invision, Ten Thousand Villages, and Vine Park Brewing.
If you loved this event make sure that you don’t miss out on the Minnesota Blogger Conference. It happens in the fall and is one of the BEST events for local bloggers. I saw a presentation from Lauren Melcher that changed my life.
Give me a little time to recover and I will start planning the next Blogger Bash! If you are a blogger and would like to get an invite to the next event comment below with your email address. We will be limited again by whatever venue we choose so only limited amount of invitations will go out. You know that whole fire code thing.
I will be posting the pictures on the Garden of Eden Facebook page later today! CLICK HERE!
Because we need to meet each other in real life!
What was your favorite part of MNBloggerBash?
I LOVE the lipstain! And will need to go and get more colors. I loved Lauren’s presentation also (I’m assuming you’re referring to the one at MN BlogCon back in 2012? (how could it have been that long ago?)).
Isn’t it the best!!!!! I just bought a dark cherry color last night. I call it the two beer lipstick because it stays on even when you are drinking.
Yes! That was the one. She talked about working with bloggers and giving them an experience. Don’t just hand over free crap. I asked a question during that presentation and ended up meeting Jen Jamar. She encouraged me to actually KEEP blogging. Now I work in the industry because of it. I owe a lot to my first blogger friends like you and Jen.
It was a super fun night – thank you again for organizing and planning it! I wish I had had the chance to meet you while we were there, lots of people though! I’d love to come again!
I am so sad I didn’t get to meet you! We will have to connect at the next event.