Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Columbus Blogger Meet Up at Cheesecake Factory

You know that nervousness you get when you go on a first date?

Well that's what I was feeling last night when I went to Cheesecake Factory to meet up with a bunch of Columbus Bloggers. I was beyond excited all day at work yesterday, but it was definitely paired with anxiousness and nervousness at the same time.

I feel as if I knew everyone who was coming [thanks to their wonderful blogs that I follow], and I can pretty much carry on a conversation with a wall if i needed to... but to me there is still a little uneasy feeling when meeting someone for the first time [first impressions are everything!]


We all started meeting 1 by 1 at Cheesecake Factory - and all of my nervousness and anxiety was quickly swept away. It was if I was reconnecting with old friends. Our introductions to one another was much more different than a typical introduction they went something similar to this- "Hi, I'm Lindsey from Lovin' My Life" [and yes I felt as if we were all in a counseling session for AA or something!]. But once we got passed our name and our blog title - it was fun getting see the personalities of the girls that I have grown to adore over the past 12 months.

We were finally seated in the restaurant after waiting for a table large enough to fit all 10 of us and we began mingling again.
Holly, Steph, Brittany, Jenny, moi, Shannon, Lindsay, Molly and Emily

It was SO nice to finally have conversations about blogging with other girls who understood the blogging community. Some days I feel as if I'm on my own in my own little "cyber world" that not a lot of other people "get". We all understood what it was like to have an online outlet, and why we blog, and it was awesome to actually get to talk to someone about their blog/their design/[and maybe some of your blogs too! :)]/answering questions about how to do things on blogger/what a - without getting the crazy stares, or asking why we blog!

Before we all left, Steph was so cute, she gave us all little ornaments [she is beyond sweet and SO thoughtful!] I have already hung it on my tree. Every time I see it I will think of Steph and our wonderful dinner at Cheesecake!

I left last night wondering when our next blogging meet up would be - and I asked Holly if today would be too soon. I absolutely LOVED it!

Thanks so much girls for coming last night! I can't wait for the next one - and hopefully we will get a few others to join us next time as well!

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20 comments:

Miss Chelsea said...

Fun!

Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean said...

SO FUN! and so good to see you again ;) I stole your picture for my post!

Lindsay said...

HOW fun :)

Mama Laughlin said...

sounds fun!!!
now yall come to Dallas!!! :)

Mrs EyeCanSee said...

Bloggy meet-ups are the best! Maybe next in Jan when I'm in Columbus you can all have another!

Annie said...

how fun!! and how sweet of steph to bring ornaments for everyone!
ya'll are so pretty :)

Aly @ Analyze This said...

Fun times!!

Holly said...

I loved it! I have at least two more girls who want to come to our next one!

emily said...

i had a great time too. glad that i wasn't the only one that felt like i was going on a first date! ha!

Amanda said...

how cool! i bet that was fun!

Brittany said...

I'm so happy we finally got to meet up. Hope we can get together again soon! It was too much fun!

Kelly said...

Awww, so jealous and happy too that you had such a FUN time!! Sounds like a perfect night :-D

Jenny said...

I had a blast! Can't wait for the next one :) Thanks for planning it!

Kirby and Anna said...

Sounds like a good time... glad your "first date" went well. :)

Nessa said...

I am still bummed I missed it... I had even pre - ordered in my head what cheesecake to have... Next time.

Right before my husband was called in - I was sweating over what to wear and geting nervous... glad to know it would have been the norm.

Glad yo guys had a good time!

Kerbi said...

How exciting!

The Barker's said...

too fun! Hope to make it to the next one!

Sara said...

I didn't know you had a blog! I am totally a follower! How can I be involved in the next Cols Blogger Meet-up? That is SO COOL! I would have know a couple of you there!! Thanks for the great info - I am excited to follow you! :)

Steph S. said...

I LOVED IT! I had a super great time :) Thanks so much for organizing everything!

d.a.r. said...

So fun!!! It looks like you guys all had a blast!