Today I did something I have never done before…I met up with some people who I had got to know online!
Now before you start thinking I have been hanging around in online chat rooms…I was meeting fellow “pupils” who are doing the blogging course that I am currently doing… an online course run by the fabulous Pip who writes at Meet Me at Mikes
When it was discovered that a group of us are based here in Melbourne, a “date” was arranged for this morning.
It was kind of weird walking towards the meeting point as I have never met any of these people before…what did they look like…how were we going to recognise each other…what would we talk about?
Plus meeting new people is not something I am very good at…I am absolutely hopeless with names…and I tend to ramble on too much…sorry ladies!
However, I really wanted to do this…to meet people who like me, have become a little obsessed with blogging and all it entails…but I will have to admit I was quite nervous.
But all was good, and the five of us made contact and settled in to a cafe to talk blogs….and life….and everything in between!
There was coffee..
And tea….thank you to the lovely lady who paid for mine…I owe you one for next time!
Plus crafty discussions…
As I sat listening to everyone happily getting to know one another, I thought how amazing…we were strangers until we did this course…we “met” online because of our want to learn more about blogging…yet here we are chatting like we have known each other forever.
And even though we all come from different backgrounds, and had different views, likes etc, it wasn’t long before we found we had things in common apart from our love of blogging…..I even found a fellow tea drinker!
Annette H, Julie G, Julie H and Michelle B.
Annette H, Me, Julie H and Michelle B.
This is a part of blogging that I didn’t expect, and I certainly wasn’t thinking that this would be a fabulous benefit of doing a course….thanks Pip!
The morning sped past, and before I knew it, I had to say my farewells and head back to my ‘real” job.
I am hoping that this is the first of many ‘”dates”, and some strong friendships can grow…all from signing on to do a blogging course!
Already looking forward to the next one!
How fun was our date?? I am so happy that I pushed past my introvert-y nerves and got to hang out with all you fab ladies today. Huzzah for us! Huzzah for Pip! Huzzah for blogs!
a beautiful post…so nice to see pics of you all…gorgeous blog template too! Love it!
This makes me so happy. Yep. *sob*
Hooray for us! Was lovely to catch up and meet you lovely ladies in real life. I think we all had nerves this morning. So good when you step outside your comfort zone and good things happen!
Lucky girls! Looks like you had a fab morning out together 🙂
Susan Lee Hiam
Well done Julie G. I met the most amazing people, by stepping out of my comfort zone, just wish they weren’t so far away.
wooohooo!!! go you guys..so lucky you got to meet. That is one of the things i really dislike about living in the country..the isolation.looks like you had a great time, xxxxGood on you!
I am looking forward to the next one too! And thank you taking the photos, they are beautiful.
How wonderful. It looks like so much fun