boston bloggers holiday fiesta

internet meme: a catchphrase or concept that spreads rapidly from person to person via the internet

I present to you, the socially awkward penguin:

I love SAP because I am one. Last Wednesday I almost didn't get out the door to an amazing blogging event, because I was so nervous about meeting 30 strangers. And then this actually happened:

But somehow, I made it there intact...and had the most incredible time. Bloggers make up an awesome community. And as strange as it felt to find myself at a "blogging event," it was so wonderful to connect with people who have the same strange affection for this public-diary-of-sorts that we call blogging.

I finally met a new-old friend, whose blog I've been following for awhile: Anna, of Dear Friend. Um...so amazingly nice and warm. She puts SAPs like me at ease!


I was also happy to meet Smita, Megan, Courtney, Emily, Danielle, and many more!

And so maybe some of you will understand that I now feel like this:

(It's another meme...don't worry about it.)


  1. Yay to us for going and realizing there's nothing to be nervous about!

  2. it's been too long since i've seen other bloggers!!!

  3. I would LOVE to go to an event like this! But, like you, it would take me a while to warm up to the idea. I don't consider myself a huge SAP, but I am becoming one the older I get (maybe it's all the excuses we have not to talk to one another....texting, FB, etc.). I'm glad you had fun!

  4. HAHAHAHA this is perfect! and kind of describes me to a t before i meet blog friends. speaking of blog friends, you, anna and i need to grab some dinner or something! the fact that we have not met is kind of crazytalk.

  5. Sounds like such a fun opportunity! Glad you had a nice time.

  6. It was great meeting you at the event! I felt the same way about being so nervous. But yeah, the event was a lot of fun because there was a bunch of awesome people there! Hopefully, we'll meet again soon.

    The last picture made me laugh out loud fyi.

  7. omg I LOVE awkward penguin, I relate to far too many of them ahaha. Love that photo of you two!! xx

  8. Gosh, I know that feeling well. Good for you for conquering those nerves. And, thanks for stopping by and leaving a note on my blog :)

  9. We've all had our SAP moments! But I'm so glad you came out - it was lovely meeting you and everyone else!

  10. @Kiki: Glad someone got a kick out of that. =)

    @Kiki and Laura: Sorry I didn't add you guys! I waited too long and couldn't remember everyone I met...*sigh*

  11. wish there were events like this in ottawa... totally get the nervous thing though!

  12. HA!!! I LOVE this post!

    When I got to the end I laughed out loud so whole heartedly.

    SO very nice to meet you, dear Clair. And I think we should set up a weekend lunch or dinner date soon! With Makenzie, too, of course! :)


Thanks for making me smile. =)