Bloggers, Events and Friends

IMG_5366This post has been long overdue, I have been wanting to write this post for a long time but been so busy that it kept being pushed back. When I started blogging I knew no blogger except for the few bloggers that I had been introduced to by my sister and some that I found myself. I have a daily ritual which due to my insomnia depicts when I get up, sometimes its 2am some times its 4am but its always before 6:30 ( that’s when I have to get up and get ready for work). This daily ritual goes something like this, switch on my computer and head over to bloglovin where I scout out what Vivianna a blogger/vlogger and her close friend Lily pebbles who is also a blogger/vlogger had posted the previous day since they post their first post at 7am every morning. Once done scouting through these posts I head over to my blogger friend Jemma of Celery & Cupcakes, I do not even remember how we met but I know its via a facebook group and before we knew what happened we had met up in person. She was still pregnant then (now a an even more beautiful mama) but I promise you she did not look it she is so beautifully slim which she credits to eating the right foods and exercising. Once I finish checking out what this new mamma has posted I head over to Erica’s blog to check out what product she is reviewing or what makeup look she has in store. My other good blogger friend who like Erica have never met before is Dharia, I am sure you remember her Guest post on this blog. I love this girl and always check out her blog and follow her on facebook and twitter. She features different bloggers from around the world, I love her writing style and she is so easy to love. The other blogger I check on like clock work is Fiona of Dolly Dowise, I met her through facebook groups and though never met in person I feel like if we did we would hit it off. She is a mummy to Tyler Lee the most adorable boy you will ever see, I just love his curly hair I am always jealous.

And that is my morning ritual before I leave the house, and if after I finish the above and still have time to support other blogs I do that but otherwise I use the time I walk to the bus stop and on the bus to work to finish up sending some love or finishing up facebook groups.

IMG_5310Recently I attended a blogger event ‘Chinese lunch’ in London where we had some amazing Dim Sum, in my Dim Sum lunch post I mentioned that I would share the contents of the goodie bag and the names of the food we had and I am keeping my word. Check out this post by the lovely people at the Millennium Hotel where the days event and the goodie bag contents are revealed. At this blogger event I met more lovely bloggers who have now become part of my daily routine, though I do not check their blogs in the morning I am checking throughout the day and I am having fun reading their about pages to get to know them better. I am sure you will agree that these are some amazing blogs.

Information on these bloggers is taken from there about pages.

Bei of Health Conscious Lifestyle, currently working for my local government as a Business Support Officer. I have recently joined as an Independent Consultant for Neal’s Yard Remedies Organic, promoting all thing organic (beauty) as I feel it is important to be mindful of the things we put on our body as well as what we put in our bodies. I LOVE keeping fit and take part in various fitness classes at my gym. I currently do RPM – which is the indoor cycling workout where you ride to the rhythm of powerful music. Body Balance –  which is Yoga, Tai Chi, Pilates workout that builds flexibility and strength. Body Attack –  ia sports-inspired cardio workout for building strength and stamina and Body Combat – cardio workout inspired by martial arts and draws from a wide array of disciplines such as karate, boxing, taekwondo, tai chi and muay thai.

Tee of Styling the way forward describes herself as; a 20 something years old Nigerian-born Londoner that work in finance by day and writer/blogger by night, cool life or nah? I love pretty things, and I have an uncontrollable addiction for nail lacquer! I express this addiction of mine on my Instagram page @TunVogue by documenting my manicure of the week with the hashtag #ManicureMonday so do follow and let me know what you think by commenting. I’m not a stylist I just love dressing up and looking good …come along with me on my journey, not sure where it’s leading but it’s going to be an interesting one! (Philippians 4:13)…

Ronke Editor of Brown Beauty: With over 15 years in journalism and marketing, Ronke has worked for a wide variety of companies in the B2B and B2C sector. When not editing brownbeauytalk she works as a freelance digital marketing consultant. She describes herself as a lover of books, films and TV who is obsessed with skincare and all things pretty. Her favourite beauty products are; her MAC Tablet lipstick because it is the closest shade to brown that she can find, DHC mascara because it has an amazing wand and leaves her lashes with a velvety feel and the Bobbi Brown foundation which she loves, loves, loves because it leaves her skin feeling silky and luminous. When she is going out she needs to have mascara and lipstick or lipgloss on or she feels naked. Overall she cannot live without lip balm, she needs this item in her life.

And the final blogger I met is Erin of Island Bell, a British/Japanese New Yorker currently working in digital marketing in London.I have previously lived in New York, Manchester, Seoul, Tokyo and Belgrade and have once again made London my home. This blog is mostly about my life in London, my love of cooking (gluten-free!)  and travel.

I love having new blogs to check out every morning and throughout the day when I can. I try to dedicate one day a month to reading a new blog and commenting, and if I get a new reader who is a fellow blogger I make sure I return the favour on their blog too.

What new blogs have you been reading lately?




  1. Weekends With Winter
    February 16, 2015 / 3:05 pm

    I really need more blogger friends in real life. I find that it gets hard to stay motivated and I think it’s because I need a group of folks who I can lean on and bounce idea’s off of. Great post and thank you for linking to these great blogs.

  2. February 9, 2015 / 5:18 am

    So fun! I need to start getting more involved and go to some events!

  3. geanine
    February 7, 2015 / 2:39 am

    I as well enjoy attending events and mingling with new bloggers. Some of my very closest friends I have met through my blogs. I look forward to checking in on the blogs you mentioned, thanks for sharing

  4. Deidre Emme
    February 6, 2015 / 5:48 pm

    Blogger events are the BEST part about being in this community. So happy to see this one!

  5. February 6, 2015 / 1:44 am

    I love meeting new bloggers and reading their fantastic comment. It looks like you had an awesome event meeting other bloggers! I would love to do that one time. I will definitely check out these blogs!

  6. February 5, 2015 / 11:04 pm

    Thank you for introducing me to some fantastic new blogs, Myrabev! You can never surround yourself with too many empowering sisters—or bloggers! I would’ve loved to enjoyed that lovely looking lunch, too!

  7. February 5, 2015 / 8:17 pm

    And I got to meet you! I love discovering new blogs to read. I have to admit I don’t read Viviana’s or Lily’s blogs! Great post lovely, thanks for sharing a few of your faves!

    Katie <3

  8. February 5, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I’d love to discover new blogs like this! <3

  9. February 5, 2015 / 8:10 pm

    Looks like so much fun! I’d love to discover new blogs like this! <3

  10. April Mims
    February 5, 2015 / 11:02 am

    I read a ton of different blogs every day. I love seeing what other bloggers are talking about and getting new blog ideas. There are so many great bloggers out there!

  11. Penny @ pennyspassion.blogspot
    February 5, 2015 / 3:04 am

    Wow — what a fun event! I would love to attend an event like this. Also, love the blogs you highlighted.

  12. Debi@The Spring Mount 6 Pack
    February 5, 2015 / 2:47 am

    It sounds like a great event. I love when I get to see some of my blogger friends

  13. February 4, 2015 / 11:16 pm

    Ahh what a great idea. I have never been to a blogger event but I hope to go in 2015. Lovely post x

  14. February 4, 2015 / 11:12 pm

    I love having blogger friends. I didn’t know anyone who had a blog when I started either. Funny and we grow and learn!

  15. Ave T
    February 4, 2015 / 10:19 pm

    I hope that I can meet some blogger friends in the future and also hope I’m able to attend some interesting blogger events this year. Will check out some of your friends blogs asap.

  16. February 4, 2015 / 4:07 pm

    I’ve never attended a blogger event before – but I hope to in 2015! 😀

  17. Brenda
    February 4, 2015 / 3:48 pm

    oooh! Looks like such a cool even!

  18. Cherri Littleton Megasko
    February 4, 2015 / 11:31 am

    I’m new to blogging so I have yet to attend any blogging events. I’ll have to look into that – it sounds like a lot of fun. I know I could learn a lot just by chatting with others.

  19. Laurie
    February 4, 2015 / 6:23 am

    I’m about to redecorate my living room, so I have been scouring the internet for interior design blogs.

  20. February 4, 2015 / 5:44 am

    I love blogging events, best way to make new friends! I’m constantly searching for new blogs. Every blog is so unique and different.

  21. Karissa Ancell
    February 4, 2015 / 4:46 am

    I love blogger events, I can’t wait to go to another one.

  22. February 4, 2015 / 4:09 am

    I seek out new blogs all the time and read a ton of blogs every week. It is one of my favorite things to do! If you like dimsum also try Ping Pong in London, loved it there as well!

  23. February 4, 2015 / 2:51 am

    I would love to get together with other bloggers like this! I haven’t found a group of bloggers in my area just yet, though. looks like you guys had fun!

  24. Chelley Martinka
    February 4, 2015 / 2:31 am

    LOVE getting together with other bloggers! I have a wonderful group of ladies here in RI!

  25. February 4, 2015 / 1:42 am

    What a fantastic event! I have met a lot of friends from Blogging get-togethers, conferences, and meet-ups.

  26. Taralyn
    February 4, 2015 / 1:37 am

    I love the blogging friends I have met! We have a great community in Utah.

  27. February 3, 2015 / 11:14 pm

    i love that you guys all met up for dim sum. i wish we had more blogger events in vegas. 🙂 like smaller ones that focused on communities. i know they have huge conferences, but it’s not the same.

  28. February 3, 2015 / 11:02 pm

    That is what I love most about blogging, the community. I have met so many amazing people through this and have developed such a great network!

  29. February 3, 2015 / 10:35 pm

    That’s so awesome you have become part of a blogging community! I can’t wait until I can go to a blogger meet up! I’ve been currently digging Jenn at Hellorigby and Cat at oddlylovely!

  30. February 3, 2015 / 8:36 pm

    You got to meet some really cool bloggers! It’s so fun to meet other bloggers and learn new things.

  31. Jeanine @
    February 3, 2015 / 6:07 pm

    This looks great! I love blogger events so much to see and do! So many amazing people to meet!

  32. February 3, 2015 / 4:14 pm

    This is so great! I haven’t been able to go to a blogger event yet but I am so looking forward to one!

  33. February 3, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    What a great routine you have supporting other bloggers! I am still working on my routine and hoping to actually meet some bloggers in person soon too!

  34. February 3, 2015 / 2:51 pm

    It’s nice that you have grown your network in the blogging community. We really learn a lot going over and reading other people’s blog and interacting with them.

  35. February 3, 2015 / 2:07 pm

    I love to meet up with other bloggers! This looks like such a fun event. I am excited to find more meet ups to attend this year.

  36. February 3, 2015 / 1:50 pm

    Blogging is my full-time job so I spend all day reading other blogs and I have also made some great friends online. I haven’t met any IRL yet but I will next month when I attend the BAM conference. I can’t wait!

  37. Lisa @bitesforbabies
    February 3, 2015 / 12:17 pm

    I would love to connect with bloggers like this! I have met a few good friends through the world of blogging but have never actually ‘met’ them!

  38. Michelle F.
    February 3, 2015 / 9:00 am

    It looks like you had a great time. What a nice way to connect with bloggers.

    • February 3, 2015 / 11:31 am

      I definitely did, always a great opportunity to make new blogger friends

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