I am so happy I found a great community of bloggers in the Los Angeles area to network with because at times it feels like all the cool events happen in either the South or on the East Coast. Networking with your peers is a great way to keep motivated, exchange ideas, and to get tips on how to improve your blogging life.
One thing I did not realize about LA bloggers is how much they like to brunch! I spent Saturday brunching with the beautiful ladies of Bloggers Like Me and Sunday with the diversified women of the SoCal Bloggers Society.
|The beautiful women of Bloggers Like Me|
The Bloggers Like Me brunch took place at the Marmalade Cafe in El Segundo. This was a great location because it was less than 30 minutes from my house. LA traffic can be a beast so the closer the better. After introductions we played an ice breaker game in which we had to guess which fun fact belonged to which person. Through the game we learned one of the bloggers has four kids, another is entering a PhD program, another plays the clarinet, and that another loves cupcakes! We all received BLM t-shirts, cupcakes sponsored by Susie Cakes Bakery, and a welcome note card from fellow blogger Love Collins.
It was awesome getting to know these ladies better. I think we all walked away with tips we can put to use to improve our blogs. The one tip I plan to implement from the day was from social media trainer Natalie Gouche and that is to challenge myself to a 30 day blogging challenge. For 30 days I will write a new blog post every day so at the end of 30 days I'll have content that I can publish weekly to lessen the gaps in between blog posts.
|Brunching with SoCal Blogger Society|
The SoCal Blogger Society brunch took place at the Sunny Spot in Venice. This group has such diverse backgrounds as one is an engineer, another an attorney, and another a traveling notary. Even though we're from varied backgrounds blogging brings us together.
My inspiration from the day was from Elisabeth of Headbands and Bagels. She did a no repeat shoe challenge where she wore a different pair of shoes for 30 days and the ones she didn't wear she sold or donated and she documented the challenge on her blog. This got my creative juices going so I want to do a 30 day no repeat outfit challenge so be on the lookout for that in June.
The only sore spot of the day was the restaurant. The Sunny Spot was not very sunny on this day. Our brunch started at 10 a.m. and we were informed by the waitress we needed to be out by noon because another group was coming in. Uh, this was not good customer service period but especially when hosting a group of bloggers who as a community are known for being very vocal. Not to mention the food was not anything to write home about so I will not be returning to the Sunny Spot!
Overall, I had a great weekend with my fellow bloggers and I look forward to upcoming blogger events.