I’m a member of the Portland Blogger’s Brunch group: a meetup of about 50+ local bloggers who meet once every two months to network, talk about all things blogging, and make some local blogger friends. I went to my first meetup in December, and it was so much fun!
Yesterday we had our February meetup, hosted by Nicole of Nicole-Marie Who? (above) at her lovely apartment meeting room setting. We enjoyed a delicious brunch of mini croissants, quiche, chocolate truffles, ambrosia fruit salad, coconut macaroons, and champagne and orange juice.
Sam from Samantha Rosen helped with the beautiful decorations, and Jenni from A Well-Crafted Party (and her new venture, LeavetheLaundryforLater.com [love it!!]) coordinated the meetup and provided the crafts for all of us.
First we went around the room and introduced ourselves. We were all floored by the blogger behind @PreschoolGems (pictured above, in the orange), who has 111,000 followers on Twitter!! (That’s one-hundred-eleven thousand!)
I think leopard ballet flats are a trend this year!!
I then had the privilege of giving a 20-minute talk about how to increase your following and gain readers, which is a topic I was asked a lot about at the last meeting. All of us are at so many different stages in our blogging journeys, but it’s a topic that I think is relevant no matter how big your blog is.
Blab, blab, blab.
(Thanks to Olga from Vintage Pretty for the photo of me!!)
Hopefully I shared some useful tips and ideas with everyone!
We then had a craft where we made rolled fabric roses for leather bracelets and hairpins. I made two in my favorite color for a sweet little bobby pin (just roll and hot glue!!) Imagine making some of these for a little girl in your life, in satin, tulle, and chiffon – or addings rhinestones and pearls! What a pretty Valentine’s Day present would that be?!
Suzannah from Adventures in Dressmaking
Pretty bloggers in their red and pink!
I had a great time and can’t wait to see everyone again at the next meeting in April!
Thanks to Jenni and Nicole for having me!!:-D
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