I use to feel sheepish (I'm actually ashamed to say that) when I first started this whole blogging thing when I'd take actual time to drive to someone and meet them.
I can't tell you how I've been laughed at for making trips to attend bloggy get togethers.
"Now what are you doing up here" -one of my family members would ask.
"I'm going to meet some bloggers. Like a blogger get-together". I would say, somewhat sheepishly.
"Who are you going to lunch with?" a co-worker would ask.
"Some blog friends." I would say.
Then after a few times these women, these INCREDIBLE women, became my really good friends...
And you know what? Why should I feel sheepish about meeting good friends?
Even the ones I haven't met in Real Life...I still think of them as really close friends--Like Kritta and Anjeny and Blogging Mama and Wendy and Chief and SO MANY OTHERS...
So what if I meet them in the blogging world? Does that make it silly? I guess that depends on how much you understand blogging?
So now I am not sheepish about it... in fact, I'm excited and probably over gush about it. I try to make as many things as I can and not look or seem like I'm a stalker.
I feel really lucky these ladies are a part of my life, truly. And it is so nice to walk into those things and hearing your name "Shellie!!!" (even though my name is actually Shelle, or Shell if that's easier-- I look past that:) and you get embraced with a big hug and a big smile!
This is Sherrie the PianoRunner who has an amazing piano CD she has out and we have tried to meet for SO LONG and finally got to last weekend at the GNO Sassy Scoops event.
Here are some others that I knew or met. Veronica, Sherrie, Amber, Annie, Motherboard, Kristina, and me.
You're missing out if you don't take the opportunity to meet those bloggers you love to read when you can. I'm just telling you.
Plus I want to convince you that I want to meet YOU, yes you, and you, ummmm...not you, OH! Yes...YOU FOR SURE! And when you meet me we need to have a picture taken so I can put it on my Shelle Blok's Facebook page under my famous "Bloggers I've Met" Photo Album.
Let's stand against our prejudice of meeting "bloggers"--WHOSE WITH ME!!! (Fist Pump)
So COME ON! Come join in for a good cause and meeting some of your favorite people!!! Hope to see you there!!!