Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Ohio Bloggers Unite!

After months of planning, the Ohio Blogger Meet 'n Greet finally became a reality! Ladies flocked from Cincinnati and Cleveland for the day to attend. Zauber Brewing Co. of Columbus so graciously accommodated a wild pack of 25 women, in the midst of the Columbia-Greece World Cup. The bartender informed us,upon arrival that all drinks would be on special during the soccer game, so we all were of course quickly game.

This was the perfect opportunity to network with like-minded individuals and chat about our passions. It was so neat to match faces with blogs as I greeted each gal walking in the door. I could see myself being real life friends with so many of them! My only regret was forgetting to make legit business cards to easily keep in touch with everyone after the event!
A special thanks to my fabulous co-hostess and real life bloggy crush, Holly for helping make this a reality!
Check out the vast array of local beers on tap. Drink up, ladies!
I was greeted with a special cocktail of my choice, compliments of Zauber. The Lemon Shakeup and C-Boss reminiscent of my hometown hit the spot.
Amanda, my Columbus crush
FOOD!
The gang's all here!

We took our talents to Digfest in Grandview Yard for the after party! Such a beautiful day full of local beers, wines, liquor, and food.

I had all the attendees fill out a Blating Profile to get to know each other, then drew a few randoms for fun door prizes! Here's mine.

The Blating Game
Shane Prather
Location: Columbus

1. How long have you been blogging? 3.5 years

2. Niche? Lifestyle --> Travel

3. Describe your blog in 3 words: Quirky, eclectic, empowering

4. Current Blog crush: But First, Coffee

5. Blogger or Wordpress?

6. Do your friends in real life know you blog?  I’m finally out of the closet completely! Na na na!

7. Do you have babies? Fur babies? Pomeranian- Jack Bear

8. Favorite part of blogging: Fame (jk) All the superb friendships I've made...some even better than real life relationships. Only a blogger would understand that one ;)

9. What’s your favorite blogger trend? Macaroons, top buns, statement necklaces, chevron, tribal print, ampersands, arm parties, gold glitz

10. To shave or to wear a maxi skirt? (Obviously I crafted this question and we all know the correct answer. Sorry Elliot!)

11. How early is too early for wine? (This question was my doing, too) Never o’ clock

12. Best blog advice you’ve ever received? Quality over quantity! Don't feel obligated to post daily if you are feeling uninspired. Would the post people see when they first view your page be the first impression you would like conveyed of yourself and your blog? 

I was uber excited for an excuse to take my new baby for a whirl. There are only so many photos of downtown Columbus trees & wildlife one can shoot in a week. Yep, I'm in love with a DSLR.

Anddd I must leave you with this, because Holly is the absolute cutest.
#OHBloggers #614

41 comments:

Genna said...

Wish I could've come (unforunately my one-hour lunch break did not allow the drive from Findlay-Columbus to attend lol) but I'm so excited you tagged all of these ladies! Can't wait to follow some more Ohio girls :)

jackie jade said...

wow what a cool group of ladies! i'm especially jealous since i went to ohio state and haven't been back to visit columbus as much as i would like to!

Amy Fashion Blog said...

Sounds and looks like you all had an amazing time. I love the the beer sign is in German.

Charlene Maugeri said...

Oh I so wish I could have been there! It looks like you all had a blast!

Margaret said...

Such a fun day/night!! Thanks for hosting us Felicia Marie and Jesus Rod!!

V @ X-tremely V said...

It was so great to meet you! Thank you again for hosting such a fun event! And I love all the photos from your new camera :) Well, except the one that my eyes are closed and I am dead center. lol!

Kayla MKOY said...

I can't thank you ladies enough for hosting this awesome event!! I had a blast and the location was seriously perfect. Zauber was awesome!!!

Caroline said...

It looks like you guys had an amazing time! So jealous.
xo
styleontheside.com

Alisha @ The Alisha Nicole said...

Im so jealous!! So many of my favorites were there!

BoardingTogether said...

I am so jealous!!! I wanted to go to this so bad but I found out about it the day before :( It looks like a blast.

Ashliegh said...

Thank you so much for planning the meet up! It was so much fun getting to know you and the other ladies! Can't wait for the next meet up ;)

Kaity said...

I'm kicking myself for missing this! I realized what time it was around 3:00 PM...it takes me an hour to get to Cbus. Sorry I missed out on what looks like such a great time, but so glad your get-together was a success!

Krista R said...

looks like an awesome time!

Krista R said...

looks like an awesome time!

The Rachael Way said...

Thank you so much for planning this. It was so much fun! I love you, felicia marie!!

Mika P. said...

This looks amazing!! I wish we had something like this in Florida (maybe we do- or maybe I should try getting people together?!). Anyway, I really enjoyed this post (:

Brianne said...

Looks like a blast!

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

I didn't realize that there was that many from Cincy/Columbus that was going to be there. I live in Lexington... about 1.5 hours away from Cincy.

bumpandrun chat said...

It looks like such an amazing day! It's great to see so many women and bloggers come together, and provide support to each other. Pretty cool!
~Bre

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Madison @ Wetherills Say I Do said...

Looks like y'all had a great time! I just hosted an NC blogger meetup, too! I'm glad you guys had such a great turnout :)

Amanda - Voyage of the MeeMee said...

How fun! I love recognizing the faces in some of these pictures! :D

Notes from a Newlywed said...

This looks seriously so fantastic. I'm super inspired to see if I can get something going for my area! Any tips? :)

Allyssa S said...

This looks like so much fun! You are all so nicely dressed!

Kelly said...

This looks like such a fun event!

xx Kelly
Sparkles and Shoes

Sarah said...

It looks like you had so much fun! My hometown finally has a blogging community so I'm hoping to get to a meetup of some kind really soon.

Ellie said...

My goodness!! Apparently Ohio is for Bloggers, not lovers!! So awesome that you all were able to make that happen. Super jealous!!

lydiajoy said...

Looks like a great time was had! I am really loving those glasses though!