Can I say I was a little bit nervous and a whole lot excited. It's the second meet up I've ever been to and this one I consciously decided to go and network. It was an awesome chat that did highlight some things for me. I have to get my blog theme and logo sorted and then print up some business cards. That and there are a surprisingly large amount of bloggers that come out of the woodwork living not far from me.
That said, it's HARD being a craft blogger in Australia. There I said it. It's not because of the blogging, and no I don't live with the kangaroos, it's because I'm so far away from EVERYONE!! Even today, I was the only dedicated craft blogger, most of the people there were lifestyle bloggers with a couple of business bloggers thrown in. And although I do do some lifestyle blogging and I love to talk about achievements and life here the main focus is on my crafts. Always will be. It was great to meet and talk blogging and life with others who understand my need to share what I'm doing. They don't necessarily get my topic but they get the need to share.
I don't know where exactly all are you are from but I do know the vast majority of my readers are from USA and UK. Which I absolutely love. It is great being able to reach and share with so many like minded people all around the globe. It is such a great thing to share and be inspired by others. It's why I got into blogging in the first place. I wanted to share my projects and be inspired by others. But it has become sooo much more than that. I love to teach and share and I constantly find myself wanting to help others learn and love crafts as much as I do. This online community we have is wonderful as there is always someone to lend a hand or commiserations as the case may be.
I know I have a lot of readers that don't comment on my posts (I can read my stats). Sometimes it's time sometimes it just is hard to comment on my phone. I am very guilty of that more often than not.
So this is my call out to ALL of you.
I want to meet you too.Whether you are in Australia or overseas and far away, please introduce yourself to me. Tell me where you are from. Tell me what crafts you do. I want to share some of the support and love and want to get to know you guys. Join me for a cup of tea or something stronger and lets start some conversations going.
So Happy Stitching,
I look forward to hearing from ALL of you.
If chatting through blog comments isn't your thing then you can also find me over on instagram or facebook.