I met up with a few of my favorite local bloggers last night (and met a few new ones too!) The event was held at Soel Boutique in Provo, and it was a lot of fun! It's always great to interact and exchange ideas with other people who appreciate and enjoy the same things you do. It's also a treat to meet people who actually read the things I write! In chatting, I took away a few little thoughts. 1. Everyone has such a fun and interesting story to tell. 2. It doesn't matter how big or small your blog is in terms of quality of material. Some of my favorite blogs to read and look at are blogs that may not have a large "following" or I don't even really know what their following is. Followers to me becomes so irrelevant in terms of great content and material. Sometimes when I meet other bloggers, they immediately announce that their blog is "small" or "unheard of." There shouldn't be any reason for any of us to play our own talents and dreams down because we feel "small." After all, we all start somewhere. I've learned that comparison kills inspiration that might otherwise be something great. I want to treat my blog like it means something to me, and be confident about what I feel I have to offer. I haven't always done that. 3. Blogging creates a lot of really great opportunities to establish relationships with people you might never come in contact with otherwise.
PS Everything I wore was thrifted. PPS I wore my hair down for the first time in a really long time. I hate wearing my hair down. Not sure why? It's just always been that way. Ironically, I feel more polished, and more relaxed when I pull it back. I guess that makes me kind of a weirdo.