It’s Sunday evening and it’s one of the first moments I’ve had to sit at my computer all weekend, despite the fact that it’s been a very blog-focused couple of days.
On Saturday I presented my Becoming a Blogger course for UWA Extension again, and spent eight hours helping fifteen locals set up and launch their new blogs – when they’ve got themselves properly up and running in a few weeks I’ll introduce them here. Look out for the one about the lorikeet, I think it’s my favourite!
And this afternoon I hosted a Nuffnang Blogger Meet-Up, a great chance to catch up with a bunch of bloggers who I’ve met through various means – many through my blogging courses, a couple of old friends who coincidentally became bloggers, others via freelance work and even a couple I’d only “virtually” met online, until today. And here they are!:
The overwhelming sentiment here was that it was fantastic to sit at a table with a group of people who didn’t give you quizzical looks when you talked about your blog. Plenty of interesting tips were shared and yes, we ate, drank and were merry, so plenty of fun was had too.
In case you’re keen on checking out some blogs from bloggers based in and around Perth, then this list of the bloggers who joined me for our meet-up today makes an excellent start. (It’s in alphabetical order because I didn’t want to look like I was favouring anyone – they’re all fantastic blogs by fantastic people!)
- A Taste of Travel
- Because I Said So!
- From Mum to Me
- Jessie Anne – The House of Flowers
- Likes to Write
- Perth and Other Places
- Perth Walkabout
- The Ponder Room
Thanks to all the lovely bloggers who attended and we will definitely have to do it again soon.
Thanks for organising the afternoon, and thanks to Nuffnang for the milkshake! It was great to sit and talk shop with fellow bloggers, like you say – without the quizzical looks.
You’re welcome Shan! Glad you enjoyed the milkshake 🙂 and the absence of quizzical looks! (I did, too)
Silly Mummy says
Great idea. I’d love to meet some Perth bloggers. Is your meetup only for nuffnang members? I just signed up.
Thanks from me, too. Very reassuring to know others also struggle to post as often as they think they ‘should’, and I picked up some great ideas!
PS You have TWO blogs, Amanda? I am impressed!
Thanks again for organising, Amanda. It was a great afternoon, fab to meet the other (lovely) bloggers, and over far too quickly. Definitely worth the drive from Bunbury.
@ Silly Mummy – no not only for Nuffnang members but we kept it small and was mostly my blogging students – but keep an eye out for the next one! Also since you’re a parenting blogger join up with digitalparents.com.au – look up the Perth group as they are quite socially active.
@ Ann – yes, I still always get ideas from meeting up with other bloggers – there are so many different things to do with your blog so whoever you talk to has something new to suggest, I find – great, isn’t it! And I don’t blog here very often – just relevant business-related stuff now and again. It’s due for an overhaul though, desperately.
@ Jo – I was so impressed that you came all the way from Bunbury and am especially impressed that you found it well worth your while. And next time we’ll have to make a longer meal out of it, perhaps!
Thanks Amanda for organising the Perth meetup. It was great to finally put faces to names and meet fellow bloggers. Looking forward to the next one!!
You’re welcome Jenny – I had been talking about it for a while, hadn’t I! I’m glad we finally got it organised, it was so much fun and it was obvious that you all were getting along well!