Blogging can be an isolated business. Michelle, Robin, and I are lucky to have each other to work with, but many other sites are one-woman operations. One of the strongest tools a blogger can have in her arsenal is a strong community to work with. This weekend, I got to tap into that community at a Cleveland blogger meetup.
So, real talk, I almost bailed on this. Michelle and I were supposed to go together, but Michelle has been really sick and couldn’t make it. The closer the event got, the more nervous I was about walking into a room full of strangers (hiiiii INFJ + social anxiety). But, I’m so glad I went and I certainly had nothing to worry about.
All of these women were so welcoming and eager to discuss the challenges and triumphs of blogging. I was one of the newer bloggers there, but there were women who had been running their sites for seven years there as well. Two of them spoke about working with brands, and it was interesting to hear their perspectives.
Overall, this was a great opportunity to meet new people, connect with other Cleveland bloggers, and bounce ideas off each other. Just at this meetup alone, I got answers to a lot of questions and came away with some great ideas for And Then We Tried.
Big shoutout to The South Side in Tremont for hosting us. Nothing like some great food and drinks to keep the conversation flowing! And thank you to Leah and Ali for organizing this get-together!
Be sure to check out the blogs of these other great Cleveland ladies:
Leah: By Travel & Error
Alicia: Always Alicia
Amanda: Blissful Gal
Katie: Kasually Katie
Shibani: Bombay Taxi Boutique
Julia: The Beard & The Broad
Alison: Alison’s 5 Things
Kala: Cook Drink Decorate
Brittney: According to Brittney
Leah: Empowered & Poised