I've been following Lorena's blog for a long time but, because she lives in another country, I never expected to meet her in person. When she called me Sunday to say she's passing through NYC for a visit with her relatives, I literally jumped at the chance to see her.
And, boy, I'm glad I did. We have a wonderful time meeting and learned oodles of stuff about each other that you just can't get online. Lorena is beautiful, sweet and charming. Her personality bubbles with enthusiasm and she's sharp as a tack. She perceives everything.
Often, when we blog, we don't know if anyone is reading our words. I was startled when Lorena mentioned personal facts about me in our conversation that she read on my blog. She knew, for example, about members of my family who've died and she expressed approval of my decision to donate my prom dresses to charity. Not all readers pay close attention to what we write but some, like lovely Lorena, do. I really appreciate her interest in me and felt, for the first time, that maybe this blog actually touches real people.
We talked effortlessly about everything, including our mutual admiration of Sheila whose blog is the gold standard for fashion blogging. When it came time to take a picture, Lorena wrote Sheila's name on a napkin and we held it up so Sheila will know we were thinking of her. Here it is!
Do you have any blogger meetups planned?