Kyran (friend, blogger, author, hostess extraordinaire) invited me to attend a ladies-only, burgers and booze and bloggy party: CheeseburgHer. It was an off-shoot shindig from the main one held in NYC: BlogHer '10.
A couple dozen bloggirls gathered at the top floor of a snazzy Little Rock tower to talk, to share, to encourage, to laugh, and to eat McDonald's burgers together.
Some of the women I already knew. Some I was eagerly looking forward to meeting. Some I'd never met before- online or otherwise- and my life got that much better after the introduction.
Because I'm still a baby blogger (and a little bit of a dope), I can't figure out how to get a picture from flickr to here. But, you should see the pictures. Beautiful women in beautiful attire, wearing
Where are the pictures THIS wannabe photog took, you ask? Well. I cleared my CF card. I charged my battery. I managed to grab my camera before I flew out the door. So what's the hang-up? I realized half-way to the Rock that my battery was STILL CHARGING! So, I have one shady BlackBerry picture of the back of Natalie's head while Amy blew out the candles on her sparkle-tastrophy, superawesome cupcake concoction.
It was an amazing night. I got to hang out with incredible women. I stepped out of my own bubble and was greatly rewarded. There is such a neat community of central Arkansas bloggers (women, and men! Try this guy, and also this one to start you out), and it seems to be growing and changing all the time.
We were about as diverse a group as one could ever hope for. Business bloggers, "mommybloggers" (I'm really starting to hate that term), lifestyle bloggers..... Women who blog about shoes, garlic sauce, iPhones, law, puppies, books, clothes, kids, husbands.... Women who have found, or are still trying to find, a place for themselves on the world wide interwebz, and who all happen to live in the same state.
It was a beautiful thing. There were no awkward tensions, there were lots of screams. Some bloggals were anxious at first, but from what I could tell (I hope), we all settled into introductions and conversations.
I stayed up LATE. I mean, past midnight. I spent good QT with a few of my favorite new ladies, and one I've known practically since diapers.
It was late. There was humidity. We still had fun.
Did I mention we were on the roof? The ROOF of a gorgeous condo building in the middle of downtown Little Rock on a hot summer night.
Also, did I mention I had a glass of Middle Sister wine? I don't even LIKE wine, but given the company and the name, how could I not have one?
And, did I mention we got delicious smelling Arkansas-based Bath Junkie swag?
The best part of it all (aside from the staying up late with my friends bit) was that when I woke up the next morning, I had a list of lovely ladies and their blog links.
Here, for your clicking pleasure, is that list:
Kyran of Notes to Self
Katie of (NOT) Coming to a Uterus Near You
Heather of www.girlphotog.com
Cathy of Arkie Mama
Melanie of Arkansas Employment Law
Michelle of Tales From a Panama-mama
Stephanie of Evolved Mommy
LaTonya of 40s Reasons To Live, Love, & Laugh Out Loud
Susan of Rants from an Old Trout
Melissa of Gerbera Daisy Diaries
Sarah of The Adventures of Ernie Bufflo
Susan of My Sliver of Life
Brooke of Parenting from Scratch
Cynthia and Vicki of Stick Horse Cowgirls
Alison of Chino House
Kat of Team Hills
Hilary of Rock the Shops
Kerri of Damn You Little Rock
Amy of The Bee Dot
Pamela of A Thinking Woman
Audreyaof If You Ask Me
Natalie of The Juggling Act
Jennifer of Little Rock Family
Lindsay of Little Rock Family
Kelcie of The Huffsticklers
Some of the ones who missed out but are equally as awsome:
Liz of Mabel’s House
Monika of Little Rock Moms Like Me
JoBeth of BootsMcBlog.com
Lora of La Mia Vita
Kat of Tie Dye Travels
Jerusalem of JollyGoodeGal.com
Sarabeth of TheDramatic.com
Fawn Rechkemmer of Instead of the Dishes
Rebecca Buerkle of Cooking Up a Mess
And you know what, that's only a PARTIAL list of all the fantastic blogs in Arkansas. For a few more, check out Arkansas Women Bloggers. I know there must be more than two men in Arkansas who have great blogs... but, um... they don't party like the ladies do. :)