Saturday morning, central London. A group of women in conversation cross the road. It’s the beginning of the day and this is a fabulous group of bloggers, full of expectation and heading to Cybher (the number one event for women who blog).
Some have met before, some are meeting for the first time. Events like Cybher bring the blogging world together, women (and men) step from behind their computer screens and travel from far and wide. They come together, to share the day, to learn, to contribute and very much to meet, to make new friends and reinforce existing friendships. To be social.
I started blogging because I wanted to make connections, I didn’t expect to make friends, really good proper friends. Blogging has connected me with women from across country and across the globe, some I may never meet but many I would never have met had it not been for blogging. Meeting other bloggers, for me, is sharing a passion and enthusiasm for blogging and building on the connections begun on-line. It confirms all the best aspects of blogging, writing and commenting, sharing and supporting; the connections that creates. Saturday morning was the start of a long day, a day of taking the on-line off-line. Cybher was many things but for me it was a lot of laughter and much conversation with many inspiring women. My early morning expectations were met and 14 hours later the conversation still flowed. The on-line world has much to offer but taking it into real life is better.
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