We will resume our regularly scheduled programming of food and other posts in a couple of days, but before that...
There isn't much I can say that hasn't already been said about Food Blogger Connect this past weekend, but here's what my checklist looks like:
- Have fun! -check
- Finally meet a lot of great people face to face -check
- Try to take a lot of pictures -well not so check but I also knew everyone else would be clicking away (there are many posts and many other pictures to see besides my very few)
- Have fun! -check
- Make lifelong friendships established online concrete -check
- Eat a lot of good food -check
- And HAVE FUN! -check
Jamie of Life's a Feast emailed me almost exactly one year ago now because she was intrigued that our backgrounds were both so multicultural and multilingual and we started leaving comments on each others' blogs, and Deeba I had known through her blog although we hadn't actually spoken directly to each other until we did so on Twitter. It is still amazing to me that meeting all these people face to face just felt like seeing friends I'd known all my life who'd simply been far away for a while, but not like meeting new people at all.
There are more stories like this, with Mowie of the beautiful blog Mowielicious being a discovery on Twitter and Beth of Dirty Kitchen Secrets coming quickly on the heels of my discovery of Mowie's blog, she who was the point of inception and the engine that powered Food Blogger Connect to its culmination this weekend. With so many other bloggers, Claire, my most favorite fennel-head and possibly the funniest person in the room even with such comedic stars as Jeanne, and then Sunita, Pam, Alessio, Kang, Kerrin, Davina, Sarka and on it goes. New faces, new blogs, new friends at every subsequent event. Thank you all for making this so much fun! And now for a bunch of pictures from Saturday:
I think Kang may have actually gotten everyone else's write-ups listed on his blog, he definitely has everyone who was there listed with links to their blogs, but you can go see write-ups at Jamie's, Beth's, Mowie's, Jeanne's, Sarah's (Maison Cupcake), Sunita's, Davina's, Sarka's and there must clearly be more out there.
You can also go to "the" FBC website for a recap on the events and more coming soon...