Last night, I had the pleasure of toasting to the launch of the The Everygirl with a group of Chicago bloggers and other creative gals. Can I just say that this city is FULL of amazingly talented young women? There, I said it (and it's true!) Until moving to Chicago, I had no idea that "blogging friends" actually met in real life. To be fair, I was living in Delaware, where there seemed to be very few bloggers. Perhaps you need to live in a large city to realize that bloggers really do gather together to hang out. Anyway -- I walked in to Old Town Social to meet a group of girls who had all come together to celebrate the success of two friends. Some of them were girls I had previously met, but I was meeting a good handful of them for the first time. This might sound weird, but I felt like I already knew them, since I read their blogs daily. I immediately recognized them from their photos, and they recognized me, too. So, after a couple of hours of meeting and chatting with other bloggers, it is clear to me that Chicago has such an amazing population of creative and driven young women. I love the sense of community and the fact that blogging has allowed me to meet so many like-mined people here in Chicago.
So, I'm curious -- have you found that other big cities have a nice blogging community? Have you met the people who write the blogs you love? I encourage you to reach out to any local bloggers and plan a get-together -- it can be so inspiring!