Thursday, February 23, 2012

Chicago Bloggers & Creative Girls


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!

11 comments:

Nicole said...

That is so cute you girls got to meet up for a celebratory toast for The Everygirl! I too live in Chicago and have started noticing that a lot of Chicago bloggers get together quite often. Do you guys ever have planned blog outings? How did you get involved initially. I would love to know. I feel like I need to get more involved in the blogging community. Thanks so much for your post :)

xoxo

Nikki Rappaport said...

I love this feeling. We have it in DC too and it's just such a wonderful community!

Amy said...

I'm from Rhode Island and as far as I know there aren't many bloggers in Providence. I admire all you girls who have moved to a big city and have been so successful! I love reading each and every one of your blogs and hope to be as great as you all are.

Caitlin said...

I would love to meet up with you blogger gals in Chicago the next time. This sounds like it was such a great event. Ahh... the creativity kills me sometimes.

mike i make said...

I LOVE your blog...Great photos!Really enjoying your blog and am your newest follower. Please check mines out and follow me if you’d like =)

Meghan said...

I haven't found a network here in Chicago, but I have met several other bloggers when I've traveled to other cities. I am actually on my way to a blogging conference in Nashville as I type this!

Courtney B said...

How FUN! I've only been to one blogger meet up, but I hang out with one of those bloggers often! It's amazing when these girls become real life friends!
I just moved to a small town (kill me) and I know of a few bloggers here. I've been thinking of hosting a meet up just so that I can meet some people around here and make friends, haha!

Phil and Darby Hawley said...

This is awesome Jen! I have been lucky to find some great bloggers in Houston and when we move I am hoping to connect with other bloggers quickly :-)

Carly said...

YES...I live at the Jersey Shore and although there aren't a TON of bloggers in my area..there are a few..and they are the most fabulous and fun women..I SO enjoy my time/meetups with them:)

First time popping in from Bon Bon...great feature...Following along and will be back soon for sure.
C

Michelle said...

How fun!! We actually had a KC bloggers meet up last night and it is definitely exciting to be around like-minded people!!

Jamie and Vashti said...

What fun! We just started our blog last week and are excited to get the chance to meet other bloggers in our area ( outside DC) We keep getting "what is a blog" from friends and family here!:)