Almost six years ago, when I pressed ‘send’ on my first blog post, I knew no one in the following photo (except for Richard and myself, of course). WordPress gave me no hint about the amazing friendships that were soon to develop.
Janis (RetirementallyChallenged, second from the front right) was the first blogger that I ever followed. I was fortunate to meet her in 2016 when Richard and I were in California.
From there, other ‘Blogger Meetups’ just kind of happened (on return trips to California or when other bloggers were on Vancouver Island).
Bloggers included in the above collage: Kathy (SmartLiving 365), Janis (RetirementallyChallenged), Terri (Second Wind Leisure Perspectives), Ann (The Unretired), Judith (Dr. Sock Writes Here), Natalie (Natalie The Explorer), Erica (Behind the Scenery), Liesbet (Roaming About), Sue (Women Living Well Over 50), Deb (The Widow Badass) and Joanne (My Life Lived Full / Following a Bold Plan). How many of them can you identify? *I’ve also met Susan from Swooning Grace, Fran from Travels with Fran and Lisa and Rand from Randoneurds. My sincere apolologies. After a massive photo cleanup, with some very accidental deletions, I no longer have those photos. 😦
This past month, Janis and Kathy were back in British Columbia (despite ongoing COVID restrictions, border closures, border strikes and other assorted obstacles). That gave these Vancouver Island bloggers (Deb, Erica, Jude, Ann and Donna) the chance to do what they do best: Meet, Greet and Eat! We’re only partway through our adventure but we did have the opportunity to spend Monday afternoon together. As I previously promised, here are some of the photos of that meetup.
Have you met up with another blogger (or bloggers) IRL? Now that WordPress’ secret is out, please share!
Please stay tuned for more adventures to follow.