Sunday, March 27, 2011

Arizona Blogger Meetup!

Wow, what a night! The day was absolutely wonderful too from what I've heard, and I am anxiously awaiting the photos to I can pretend like I was there too! I was sad to miss the daytime activities but what I experienced at the actual dinner event was amazing. It was absolutely surreal to meet so many people that I already "knew," but didn't quite know. And also to meet so many new friends! One thing I wish though is that we had more time; I would have loved to sit down with every single lovely person there and chit chat for awhile. Next time I am thinking we should organize some sort of "speed chatting" event and get to know everyone a little more. How awesomely awkward would that be? haha!

The whole night went incredibly well, from the outstanding waitstaff at La Bocca, to the delicious food, to the raffle prizes. It seemed like everyone had a lot of fun, and I hope that was the case! I was running around like crazy, so of course I didn't take many photos, and the photos I did take...kind of suck. That's what I get for using a cheapo point and shoot (my nice one broke at my sister's wedding, boo!).  Luckily we had Kaerie there, so the professional photos will be uploaded in the next couple of days and shared on the Flickr group I just created for the event. If you're not familiar with Flickr groups, let me be the first to tell you how amazing they are! Our group will basically be a collection of all the photos from the meetup. Simply join the group, upload your photos, and share them with the group so everyone can check them out! Awesome. I uploaded the few (bad quality) photos I have, and if you took any, please do the same! I'll be uploading the pro photos there, as well as any and all from everyone else. If you don't have Flickr (it's easy to sign up and it's free!), you can always email me the photos and I can upload them for you, giving you credit of course! (sometimessweetblog@gmail.com).

I'm currently writing a "how to" post about creating your own meetup in your town (with the help of Kelsey and Chelsea), so if you're interesting in planning and hosting one where you live we'll provide you with a starting point and some guidance! Also, if you attended I would love some feedback below.  Did you enjoy it? What would you have changed? As for me, I would have loved to encourage more mingling so separate groups could break out a bit more, but I know how hard that is to do. Plus, we all have our groups we are comfortable with, but it would have been neat to mix it up a little more.

I also wanted to extend a HUGE thank you to my partners in crime, Kelsey Strothers and Chelsea Brown. We each worked hard to plan the entire event over the past three months and it was so satisfying to see it come to life last night. I love those girls and I so appreciate their interest when this meetup was just an idea I threw out on Twitter. 

Ladies: I'll have the list of bloggers who attended up tomorrow, and don't forget to visit the AZ Blogger Meetup Flickr group and add your photos or email them my way!  I'll be posting a round up of photos next week. I also look forward to visiting each and every one of your blogs, and getting to know you a bit more. Thank you all so much for coming out- it was truly a fabulous night. Until next time...




36 comments:

  1. you guys look like you had a fabulous time. looks like you guys did a great job pulling it all together! can't wait to hear more about it

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  2. Souded so amazing and you all looked beautiful. Eventhough I couldn't be there I loved seeing you guys all together. Hopefully I can be a part of the next event! Congrats in a successful event!! Xoxo

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  3. Looks like sooo much fun!! Cute pics

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  4. Yay! I had such a fun time and it was great to meet you. I agree - I would have liked to mingle a little bit more and I think that the "speed chatting" would be a great way to do that!! But I did meet some really cool new friends and thought that it was an awesome experience. Thanks so much for all your hard work - it really paid off!

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  5. The dinner looks like it was so much fun! I'm kind of sad I couldn't make it now. Well, at least I got to go to the daytime portion. (Which was an absolute blast! :D) Can't wait to see all of the pictures!

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  6. Looks like it was so much fun and so many beautiful ladies! What a success! Can't wait to see more pictures from everyone...

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  7. That looks like so much fun! I want to go to something like that. I was just looking for that type of event in southern california and apparently I missed it by a couple weeks. Bummer. But now that I know these things take place I can keep my eyes and ears open!

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  8. How fun! This is such a good idea! I would love to do something like this in Denver. :)

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  9. Sounds really fun! You all look lovely in the photos :) x

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  10. It's like when you see photos of a cast from a new film all standing together... haha so weird too see so many familiar faces in the same photos!

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  11. So, SO much fun!! Thanks again to everyone who pulled the event together. I look forward to the new friendships!

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  12. This is SO awesome! I wish there were more bloggers in Alabama, so we could have a blogger meet up here. You all looked lovely and so happy that ya'll had a good time! :D

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  13. I'm glad y'all had fun! Everyone looks great!
    Now get on over here to the South :)

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  14. :) I felt like I should have got your autograph. ;) It was a stellar event.

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  15. You all look so lovely! Wish I could've made it out there!
    xo

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  16. Looks like you all had an amazing time! You ladies did a really great job of putting everything together.

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  17. It looks and sounds like it was an amazing event! So happy y'all had such a great time. <3

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  18. Really Danielle, I had a blast. The entire day was great. I suppose I wish I had the chance to meet everyone. I was leaving and I realized there was a whole group of girls who I didn't meet at all. Bummer. Thank you so much for putting this together. We're all talking about it and will for a while I'm sure.

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  19. that is so exciting! looks like a fun time! :)

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  20. Gah! I am so crazy jealous that I didn't get to go!! Why did I not find your blog sooner? And why must I live two hours away in Tucson. All very sad.

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  21. AMAZING DAY! So happy we finally got to meet in person! I adore you to pieces!

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  22. Was soooo fun. so glad we got to meet. I just love you. I will be in prescott this weekend, for my birthday, and if we could we should catch a drink and meet your beautiful son!

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  23. Thanks for putting this together it was so great! Just what i needed to "get out there"
    Thanks for all your hard work.
    It was lovely meeting you again!
    and my husband Tim had a good time talking to Hank as well :)

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  24. how fun that looks!! and some stylish ladies to be sure.

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  26. So sad I didn't make it to the dinner portion! Everyone looks so lovely! <3

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  27. Thanks again for organizing the event! It was a pleasure meeting you and I had a blast meeting the other ladies! It was a really lovely day, and night =)


    And They Lived Happily Ever After...

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  28. gah.. looks like it was so much fun! sad i missed it :o(

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  30. really excited for your how to post you're working on! i really would like to start one of these up in chicago. i was thinking near the time of the renegade craft fair in september.

    fun fun!

    so many lovely ladies.

    (i deleted the comment before this one because i was accidentally logged in on my bf's account)

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