Monday, February 22, 2010

Blog Sugar - A Networking Event with Flair

On Friday night, I was invited to a networking event for bloggers. It had style, it had flair, it had wonderful bloggers, it had sugar. Everything you need for a successful networking event.

But it had more.

It had an ADORABLE organizer named Rachel.

Rachel has a wonderful blog and an estate sale business that I've followed for a while. Not long ago, I found out that she's the SIL of a photographer friend of mine and we started emailing. Isn't that how most online friendships work? Someone is a friend of someone or we stumble across them randomly?

Anywhoooo...Rachel seems to be a networker extraordinaire and decided to put together a group for a fun night out. And I liked all her friends!

We chatted, drank fizzy pink lemonade, ate cake pops (yes Ashley, your fave!), and networked and talked about our blogs. It was super fun and I can't wait to meet up with these women again.

I've been fortunate enough to attend a few different blog/twitter networking groups and if you have the opportunity to hit one up in your area, I say GO! It may be awkward at first, but once you start making connections, you'll start making friends!

The ingredients for Blog Sugar:

Adorable decor!
Delicious treats!
Name tags that also double as hairclips. Thanks, Julie!!!
Parting goodies!
Computers to check out everyones' blogs!
And adorable hostess!
Raffle prizes!
Details, details, details!
Thanks SO MUCH to Rachel for organizing such a fun girls night out.  You are truly a joy and I can't wait for more fun times together!


Hey, guess what?! I was also featured today on Better After. Go check it out when you have a chance!!!


Whatever Dee-Dee wants said...

Looks like a fun night. Cake pops?! That guarantees a great night :)

LoveFeast Table said...

What a great event!! Looks like it was fun and probably inspiring!

Gail of A Fresh Start said...

Ok...(sounding like a 3 yr old) Can I come too? I would love to get in on the next event if possible. Looks like a fun group!

Anonymous said...

These pictures are GREAT Jen! Thank you for coming and get out the word for the next event!!! You are awesome!

NotJustAnotherJen said...

JJ, I'm looking for a blog networking group in my area (somewhat close to you...N. County SD. Encinitas to be exact) How do I find one?!?!? Looks like you gals had a great time. said...

Cute! We've never been to one of these. Did you learn anything new?

Pam said...

It was WONDERFUL to meet you. Still haven't figured out how we know each other, but it will come to me:) P

Cristin said...

What a fun event? Was this in NoCal or SoCal?


Melanie said...

Looks like fun! I love the pictures.

Ashley said...

Cake Lollipops!!!!!! Be still my heart.

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Katie @ said...

Very cool. Very envious!

What a cool get together for blogging. Love the details.

lauren verity said...

How fun! And those name tags are ADORABLE!!! Now tell me... how do you find things like this? I'm in Orange County as well and have been searching for similar events or groups.
Great pics, i love the chalkboard sign:)

Janna said...

Blog Sugar was a blast for sure! I enjoyed meeting you and LOVE your blog. I'm a new follower and can't wait to cook the chicken in your next post :) I plan to post something about Blog Sugar later this week and will link back to your post since you have so many great photos.

Angie @ said...

that's a great idea!!!

i especially love the name-tag hairclips! and now i am craving cake pops.

just found your blog today and LOVE your name.. Blah blah blah

ain't it the truth??

Jane said...

Oh please tell me you all live in NC...Charlotte to be exact! I don't know a single blogger, and I'm dieing to meet some! I'm like the lonely blogger girl!

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