73 responses

  1. Katelyn @ Chef Katelyn
    July 16, 2011

    Ahhhh oh my goodness that looks like so much fun. Jealllll. You all look so prettyyy!
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  2. Katherina @ Zephyr Runs
    July 16, 2011

    It was nice to meet you today! These conferences will do wonders for awkward and shy bloggers like myself πŸ˜›
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  3. Carissa
    July 16, 2011

    Loved this! You’re efficient and I made the blog! Double score! And you did a wonderful presentation! Your heart, passion, and knowledge shined!
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  4. Christi
    July 16, 2011

    I totally took that picture of the beautiful girls at the table πŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing with the fitbloggers !!!

  5. Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance
    July 16, 2011

    Very informative post! I really should get more involved in my local blogging community… There’s always more to be done!
    Thanks for the update! I’m sure your presentation was fine– by the way πŸ˜€
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  6. Victoria
    July 16, 2011

    So nice to meet you and all the other fit bloggers! Thanks for moderating us πŸ™‚

  7. Kristen (inspiredbydooce)
    July 16, 2011

    Notes are always great things to have when making a presentation- you just never know when you’re going to freeze up and notes are defi itely a saving grace when that happens. I’m sure it wasn’t as bad as you thought!

    I have no idea what ki d of bloggers there are in my city. I’m sure lots- though since it is a bilingual (mostly french) city, I think that’s a bit of a challenge.
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  8. Chelsey @ Chew with Your Mouth Open
    July 16, 2011

    Looks like you had a blast! I wish we had something like this in my area!
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  9. Callie
    July 16, 2011

    We should put together a Tampa Bay Bloggers Conference. πŸ™‚
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    • Emilee
      July 16, 2011

      Count me in!

  10. Jessica @ Sushi and Sit-Ups
    July 16, 2011

    Looks like a great event and you don’t look nervous at all in the photos!

  11. Hillary
    July 16, 2011

    I’d love to get involved in the Baltimore blogging community, but I have no idea where to start! A friend of mine who is a social media maven has been great about getting me out there a little, but I know I’ve only just put my toes in the big world of local blogging. This event sounds FANTASTIC!
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    • Katie G.
      July 18, 2011

      Hey Hillary! I live outside of Baltimore! It would be awesome to get a group of bloggers together!
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      • Hillary
        July 18, 2011

        Absolutely, Katie! Let’s do it!!
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  12. Angela @ pinching and packing
    July 16, 2011

    Love the idea of a Tampa bloggers conference, looks like it was a great event
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  13. Holly @ The Runny Egg
    July 16, 2011

    I have only met one other MN blogger – I’d like to meet more, but I just haven’t bit the bullet and put something together.

    I NEED notes and slides and everything for presentations — I freeze instantly in front of people.

  14. Cait’s Plate
    July 16, 2011

    I’m sure you were a total success up there πŸ™‚ I’ve watched the Meals and Miles show and you’re a natural in front of the camera so I’m sure it was no different!

    All the food looks amazing! I’m craving a chocolate chip cookie now!
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  15. Erica @ For the Sake of Cake
    July 16, 2011

    I love your headband… so cute!
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  16. Chuck
    July 16, 2011

    I have been writing my blog for a while. It is never regular and not inspired but it is not really designed for other people to read. I never have an audience in mind when I am writing as I only write it for myself. I guess I should think about getting it out there. There is no a huge blog community in England. I am going to sleep on it. x

  17. lindsay
    July 16, 2011

    Looks like fun!

    PS: should’ve means should HAVE!!! Biggest pet peeve ever. πŸ™‚

    • Lacey @ Lake Life
      July 16, 2011

      I agree! People saying “should of” is like nails on a chalkboard!

      • Meghann
        July 16, 2011

        I actually had to google this to make sure it wasn’t should ‘of’ and that it should be should’ve. That one was tricky – apparently I’m not the only person out there who makes the mistake because the search resulted in a ton of ‘should of’s πŸ™‚

    • marie
      July 16, 2011

      She can’t even hit spell check for her posts. I doubt she’d catch something like that.

      • Meghann
        July 16, 2011

        All of my posts go through spell check, but some things like using should ‘of’ or should ‘have’ are spelled correctly, so spell check doesn’t catch it. In my head it’s should ‘of,’ but now I know it’s wrong. I’ll go back and correct it now.

      • Katherina @ Zephyr Runs
        July 16, 2011

        The anonymity of the internet brings out the best in people sometimes, eh?
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      • Marie
        July 16, 2011

        No, it’s just being real. Booyah

    • Bri
      July 18, 2011

      Gahhh. “Of” isn’t even a verb. “Should of” makes zero grammatical sense. Maybe it is demanding to make sure every sentence is error-free and written in accord with standard English rules, but I would think it’d be a little embarrassing to have such frequent and obvious errors when writing is your job. And “anonymity” aside (btw: if, like me, you don’t have a blog, commenting anonymously is the only real option), I think most people would rather receive tips on how they could improve rather than live under false pretenses regarding how their work is received. That’s my take, anyway.

      • Lacey @ Lake Life
        July 18, 2011

        I agree with Bri. It’s kind of disheartening to see someone blog full time yet not take time to research or try to improve their writing skills. If I made that many mistakes at my job, I wouldn’t have it for long.

        This might be of some help:
        http://www.onlinegrammarchecker.net/
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  18. Alaina
    July 16, 2011

    There are so many Boston area bloggers that I have yet to meet. And I know there’s a ton in the city! πŸ™‚ This looks like a fun event.
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  19. Christine @ BookishlyB
    July 16, 2011

    I’ve had those days teaching- “oh it’ll be fine, I know my stuff, no biggie.” And then- boom! Umm, let’s do a quickwrite today, kids.
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  20. Margo @ Peanut Butter Trees
    July 16, 2011

    Sounds like a great conference! I always need speaking notes too, not matter how prepared I am. I often end up just holding them and never looking at them, but just knowing that they’re there make me feel 80% more calm and confident. I’m sure you did great!!

  21. holly
    July 16, 2011

    What on earth is the get up you are wearing? And the bow? Um, no.

    • Meghann
      July 16, 2011

      Ha! I like my bow. Gotta throw a little personality in there. πŸ™‚

      • Emilee
        July 16, 2011

        I like it too, you looked great!!!!!
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      • Lauren
        July 18, 2011

        Looked cute!
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  22. Dina@DinaRuns
    July 16, 2011

    I had such a blast and learned so much today! It was great to meet you and all the other Central Florida fitbloggers.
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  23. Krystina (Organically Me)
    July 16, 2011

    I’m so sad I didn’t know about this! I want to go next time! πŸ™
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  24. Stephanie
    July 16, 2011

    Oh gosh this looks totally awesome! I am sure you were amazing. i wish i got to hear what you had to say? How is the leg now with no stitches? Those food trucks are soo cool. Better than the icecream truck well…hmm

  25. Hilary
    July 16, 2011

    I’m honestly not sure there is much of a local blogger community here in Southwestern Ontario, but I have made one connection! Once again, jealous of your day, food truck lunch, and delicious-looking breakfast. Looks like a really inspiring and educational day…makes me all the more excited for HLS!
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  26. Gina @ Running to the Kitchen
    July 16, 2011

    Looks like a great conference! I’m still struggling to understand how to use facebook for something more than what’s on my blog would’ve loved to hear J’s input. She has done amazing with it.
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    • Meghann
      July 16, 2011

      She has done amazing stuff! She found a niche market on Facebook and dove into it. Her biggie is bringing content directly to facebook, which I’m still wrapping my head around for my blog.

  27. RunningOnCoffee
    July 16, 2011

    Not sure there is much of a local blogging community where I am – I’d have to venture into NYC or Philly for that. I HATE public speaking. It took me 2 years to get comfortable giving presentations to my small (12ish) grad school cohort. Finally getting a little more comfortable with it at my work when I need to – again, 2 years in…haha. No food trucks near me to my knowledge. When I think of food trucks, I think of the trucks we referred to as “street meat” aka food you had when you came out of the bars up in Rochester and Ithaca NY. No field greens and avocado at those trucks πŸ™‚ It’s been several years though…maybe that has since changed.
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  28. Professor Josh
    July 16, 2011

    It was great meeting you and your recap was excellent. Wasn’t Big Wheel Truck yummy! One my favorite and very professional – Tony rocks and would be great for catering events.
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  29. Emilee
    July 16, 2011

    Hi Meghann,

    I was at the conference today and I thought you did a great job! I’ve been following your blog for about a year now and I love it! This was my first blogger event and I was too shy to introduce myself. (Kicking myself now!)
    You captured a good photo of me and my boyfriend in front of the food truck (me in the green shirt, him in the red hat) πŸ™‚ I’m in the Tampa Bay area too.

    Keep up the good work!
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  30. Sana
    July 16, 2011

    Live and learn girl! You will rock your next gig πŸ™‚ I am glad you had a blastyyy!
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  31. Katy (The Singing Runner)
    July 16, 2011

    It was great seeing you today! You did fantastic on the presentation and it was great talking to you! πŸ™‚ See you at HLS!!! πŸ™‚
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  32. Joelle (On A Pink Typewriter)
    July 16, 2011

    I’m sure you did great! Public speaking is always nerve-wracking, no matter how experienced you are at it!
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  33. Carolina @ Peas in a Blog
    July 16, 2011

    It was so good to see you today, you are adorable. Lets plan on seeing a football game when the season starts, I can’t wait!
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  34. JulieD
    July 16, 2011

    It was so great to meet you!! You did great. I had a lot of fun running the food blogger breakout session but was really nervous for that Q&A panel.
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  35. Maisie
    July 17, 2011

    Your hair looks awful straight. It doesn’t flatter your face. It makes the hair itself look weird, dry/porous, and in bad shape. Just stop it with the straightening iron.

    • Meghann
      July 17, 2011

      Alright then MIss. How should I wear my hair? I’m dying to know.

      • Maisie
        July 17, 2011

        You should let it have its natural texture- that curly/wavy-ness you’ve been letting it do lately. That looks beautiful on you. It looks polished and put-together, it’s a style many people would love to have, so rock what God gave you!

      • Su
        July 18, 2011

        Agree

  36. Debbie
    July 17, 2011

    Nice wrap up of the event. I bet it is bigger next year because I want to go!
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  37. Vikki
    July 17, 2011

    Congratulations on your first speaking gig!

    If you seriously want to improve your speaking ability, think about joining your local Toastmasters club. You will likely be the youngest person in the room by several years, but they give great advice and really do help you improve. I joined a few years ago for professional development and I’ve improved exponentially. I structure my speeches better. I know how to use the space in the front of the room. I use fewer filler words. The current problem that I’m working on improving is my tendency to talk too fast.

    • Meghann
      July 17, 2011

      Thanks Vikki! That’s a great idea!

      • Vikki
        July 17, 2011

        Good luck on your next presentation!

  38. Jenn
    July 17, 2011

    What is that necklace? What is that bow? Your outfits are starting to resemble your meals! A mixed up disgusting mess!

    • Meghann
      July 17, 2011

      I never said this was a fashion blog. I love my necklace and bow and I stand by them. πŸ™‚

  39. Jess
    July 17, 2011

    Good grief…rude much, people?

  40. Marissa
    July 17, 2011

    Wow, people are so incredibly rude! Sounds like you had a great time!

  41. Natasha
    July 17, 2011

    Thanks for the recap of the event. I really wish I could have gone, but I had to work. I hope that I can go to the next event. Are there any blogging events in the near future?
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  42. Angela
    July 17, 2011

    I love how the mean comments have no links to emails or blogs. People are so rude! Be yourself and forget everyone else. I liked your bow, I wore a bow head band in my friend’s wedding and I loved it.

    If you are going to give negative comments, at least have a spine and stand by them with a link to yourself.
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    • D
      July 18, 2011

      I think the comments were rude and didn’t need to be said, but while you may be a blogger, try and remember that there are people out there who aren’t. Why on earth should everyone have a “link” to themselves? What does that even mean? So I either need to a) have a blog or b) put my e-mail address on a website for the world to see, in order to have a valid opinion?

      I get your point (and again, the comments were rude), but some people are just “normal” people reading blogs.

      • Angela
        July 18, 2011

        Good point…. but everyone has an email- even my 75year old grandma! πŸ˜€ You have a good head about it though! Thanks for showing me another perspective.
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      • D
        July 18, 2011

        I just reread my response and it sounded really harsh – sorry about that!!

        I include my real email address when I comment but I certainly would NOT want it to be public πŸ™‚ And I don’t write my full name because a) people in real life call me “Dee” and b) what’s the point?! If someone wants to write a rude comment, they can make up any name they want, which is an unfortunate thing about blogging. Which also makes me think that plenty of other bloggers DO leave rude comments sometimes…because what’s stopping them? Something to think about, right?!

  43. S
    July 17, 2011

    i thought your outfit was cute. your hair looked good. & i liked the bow. I can’t believe people take the time to read your blog and then comment if they don’t like what they see. Keep it up meghann!!

  44. kirsten
    July 17, 2011

    Your bow and necklace look really cute! πŸ™‚ I hope you are ignoring all of the haters, people are so rude.

  45. Katie
    July 17, 2011

    What a cool conference! I wish I lived in Orlando so I could have participated! But yes…a Tampa area bloggers conference would be awesome! There have to be a bunch of us out there…
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  46. Ali
    July 17, 2011

    not a huge fan of the bow, but if you are, who cares, right! you still look pretty!! not sure why people are so mean anyway.

  47. Sophie
    July 18, 2011

    Wow, this looks like such a great idea! I wish I knew how to get involved with some more bloggers in the UK!!
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  48. kristin
    July 18, 2011

    personally, i love the bow πŸ™‚

    food trucks are huge here now too – i love it!

  49. Kristina @ Love and Zest
    July 25, 2011

    I’m so sad I missed it! When is the next one?

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