Friday, 24 July 2015

Blogger Meetups - I want to meet you!

I went to a blogging meet up today. :D

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.
Caitlin

If chatting through blog comments isn't your thing then you can also find me over on instagram or facebook. 

23 comments:

  1. Hello ^_^ I'm from Durham, UK. I like sewing and cross stitch. I'll head on over to like your page however I don't have one set-up for my blog but have wondered if it was something I should do.

    Emma

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    1. Hello, nice to meet you. Starting a facebook page is a great idea. It is another way for people to connect with you. I use a program called if this then that. Www.ifttt.com it's great for uploading my blog posts.

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    2. Hello, nice to meet you. Starting a facebook page is a great idea. It is another way for people to connect with you. I use a program called if this then that. Www.ifttt.com it's great for uploading my blog posts.

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  2. Hello :) I'm from New Zealand and the only craft I do is cross stitching. Nice to meet you ^_^

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    1. Yeah! Another person down here. Even though you're across the pond

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  3. Hi, Caitlin! We've been following each other for awhile now - I'm from the USA, Davenport, Iowa in the heart of the heartland. I get myself into lots of trouble - I mean - projects - HA! I love needlepoint, cross stitch, painting on porcelain, beading - making miniatures - woo-eee - like I said, I can get my self into a lot of trouble - er - projects. Hugs from me to you!

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    1. We all get ourselves into trouble. Lots abs lots of trouble but we love it๐Ÿ˜€

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  4. Hi!~ I am Terri from Indiana, USA. I do cross stitch, hardanger, beading, and crochet. I've been reading your blog for a while, but I am not very good at commenting. This "meetup" is a great idea! I may try it on my blog!

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    1. Go ahead and try it. I've met more new people this last day because I finally asked to meet you. It's awesome.

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  5. A blog meetup is a great idea; it's a shame there aren't more craft bloggers in your area. I live in DeSoto, Texas, just south of Dallas. I love to cross stitch and crochet. I also scrapbook and make cards. My husband's dream is to travel to Australia, so maybe one day we'll meet in person!

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    1. We will have to meet! just remember Australia is as big as the USA.

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  6. This is a great idea. I am Donna and I am from California in the USA. My hobby is cross stitching and gaming.
    I have 1 stitcher who is close by, but we don't really have anywhere to meet up. It is a bit sad.

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    1. Nice to meet you Donna. What games do you play? I'm not a big gamer I love super mario brothers.

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  7. I think you and I chat quite often via our blogs. You are certainly on my Regular Comments list!
    As you know I do cross stitch and live in England. I rarely meet other stitchers in real life but actually prefer to chat online because I have two young children so meet-ups are difficult.
    I love organising blog hops which is a great way to meet new bloggers and get to know familiar ones better. We gave just started the Summer Postcard Hop on the theme of Pets. More participants are welcome. Just hop over to my blog for more details and to sign up.

    Of course, there are also the themed group blogs like my Hallowe'en Ornie SAL and Kaye's new Christmas one. More joiners always welcome!

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    1. Yeah even when the children are at school they take up a lot of time and thoughts. I will have to check out the blog hop

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  8. Hi, I am Preeti from India and I crochet and cross stitch but I am going to explore other crafts as well. I visited your blog few times and even commented sometimes but later I gave up because there wasn't any response from you so I thought you are not interested. Anyways, your post prompted me to introduce myself:)

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    1. Hello, yeah I've been having problems with not all comments coming through to my email. You may of been one and I'm really bad about replying here on the blog

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  9. Hi! I am Beth from the Quad Cities,Illinois. If you find the Mississippi River on a map of the USA, we are a mid-size set of cities in both Iowa and Illinois. Anyway, I do needlepoint, cross-stitch, crazy quilting, mixed media art journaling. I can crochet, but don't do it much. Love beads and bling!.

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    1. Hi beth, you do a similar.mix of crafts to me ๐Ÿ˜€it's fun doing so many different crafts I never get bored but my wip list does keep growing

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  10. Hi I am Jayne I live in North Yorkshire in England, I do many crafts including, x-stitch, beading, quilting, knitting and I dabble in basic crochet as I am self taught, I love taking part in exchanges and attending craft shows and workshops.

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    1. He Jayne, you also do a similar mix of crafts. I should go looking for workshops. Its nice to meet people where you can talk about what you're passionate about.

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  11. Hello! I am from Perth in West Aust..... and I mainly do cross stitch :o)

    I recently met up with some crafting bloggers in Perth when the quilt and craft show came to town. It was great to meet up with the girls and we are planning to get together again for a coffee or lunch!

    Like you I have noticed most craft bloggers are in the UK, Europe or the US - it seems to be quite hard to find Aussie craft bloggers but I know they are out there somewhere!!

    Hugs xx

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  12. Hi I am from Rochester, NY in the U.S. I am a cross stitcher and I recently learned to knit with Sashay yarn and make the ruffled scarves. It is very nice to meet you I love your blog I found it through a stitchy friend of mine from a Yahoo group The Happy Stitcher Deb. I will become a follower and visit often!

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