I wanted to title this post “An awkward girl’s guide to attending a blogger event” before I realized I really couldn’t write a guide considering I have yet to master my awkward tendencies. Wednesday evening I was invited to Moorea Seal’s 2nd anniversary party for the super chic boutique in Belltown (ironically right down the street from my first apartment). As I searched for parking I gave myself a mini pep talk (as I tend to do before parties) reminding myself that I could never cover events like fashion week if I can’t attend a blogger party without a mini panic attack.
Prior to attending I reminded myself that unlike awkward cheer parties in high school, I already have something in common with the other women in the room- we all genuinely love blogging. I was excited to spot a few familiar faces right away. It’s funny how you can see someone everyday online and when you see them for the first time in real life it almost feels like running into a television character or something!
Moorea Seal is sort of a big deal, she wrote “The 52 List Project”, owns an adorable boutique (all pieces can be found here) and is like THE MOST followed person on Pinterest. Moorea shared a few of her future projects with the blogger’s at the party and I have to say this woman is MAJOR #GirlBoss inspiration. Naturally, such a successful woman drew a huge crowd. The intimate boutique was filled to the brim. It was so cool to see bloggers who have clearly met online meeting for the first time in real life.
Up until the past year I haven’t been very active in the Seattle blogging scene…in fact, being the hermit that I am, I didn’t even realize there was much of a blogger scene. Though it can be uncomfortable to push myself outside of my regular introverted comfort zone, I really did enjoy meeting so many Seattle bloggers. I even made a few new friends!
I’ve made it a goal of mine to become more active in the Seattle blogging community. There are some pretty talented bloggers in this community and I would love the opportunity to get to know more of them. You know you’re socially awkward when one of your life goals is to hangout with people instead of just with the two friends you already have and your dog (;
Blogging events are cool and Sydney from Gossip & Glamour does an amazing job hosting. It was definitely a well enjoyed event, every detail was well thought out from the cookies and gift bags! Plus, who doesn’t love to be in a room with fifty other women just as obsessed with SnapChatting every detail of the party as you? The social media age is sort of weird am I right?
Have a lovely holiday weekend. I actually have zero plans but I am looking forward to checking a few items off of my to-do list before starting a new adventure on Tuesday (more details to come soon). If you have exciting Memorial weekend plans be sure to comment and share!
Thank you for photos of the event Vivian Hsu.