Sunday, January 30, 2011

creating our own circle of bliss {Blissdom 2012}

Blissdom...

The party I wanted to go to but couldn't..because of money, time,...oh and school obligations.

But I wanted to go....probably more than I could ever explain without sounding pathetic.

But I did not want to go alone.

I had this fear that if I went alone...I would be alone. Ever have that fear? The fear kinda reminded me of a fear at lunch time during school.


Do you remember that 1st day of school and the apprehension that came with lunch time? The fear of not having a seat at a table was a very real and very intense feeling.

Well...I have a solution, but the solution will only work if you join me.

In this world of blogging, and boy oh boy have I been peeking into a lot of uber cute corners since Gail and I's blog hop....I have reaffirmed my belief that people who blog..blog because they want to feel connected.

It is great to be a follower, but I want to take blogging to the next level. I don't want followers...I want friends. I want my blog to be set in a community where we come together, embrace each other, and support each other...not by our stats, not by our numbers, but by our ideas and creative vision...and most importantly -- our friendship.

And so...I am inviting you to create -- "Our Own Circle of Bliss."

This circle, no matter how small or how big, will become a network of friends old and new that commit to supporting each other and getting to be more than followers, but friends.

My ultimate goal?

That all of us go to Blissdom 2012. That we create our own lunch table. :)

Having their clothes & shoes would be a much added bonus


If you want to be a part of this circle, comment or email me...and I will take it from there to create our little family...and together we will create our own bliss.

Cheers~
e {and just think...you would finally get to know my real name}

PS
You don't have to commit to Blissdom right now, but keep it in the back of your mind.

45 comments:

  1. B/c I am so confused as to when to tweet email comment or writeyours wall, I'll say again- love this idea! Can I be Charlotte?! ;)

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  2. I am so in!
    Liz
    http://mylovelylittlelulu.blogspot.com/

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  3. Of course I'm in! I'm going to need to vent to someone about whatever school nonsense I'll be skimping on to go :)

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  4. What?! Your name's not Megan?! I don't know how I missed that. I would like to seriously consider it for next year, so I'm in!

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  5. You know I'm in, E! Can't wait to know the "Real" you. ; )

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  6. blissdom? what's that? you want to go where? with whom?
    nah, really! You KNOW I'm in. I have no idea how I'll swing it, but we have a year to plan! I know I'll be the oldest by far! I look forward to a great year with new friends!
    gail

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  7. I googled Blissdom 2012 (because I did not even know waht Blissdome was until my friend told me she was going in two weeks, and also becasue I am a newbie blogger) and your post popped up. How do you like that? It was meant to be that you were asking to form such a circle and here I am looking to make plans for next year's conference--two days after the 2011 one ended! And you posted a picture of the fab four of S&TC---meant to be. So count me in, I'm going. And I'm now following your blog. There is something so charming and refreshing about it. So glad I found it. Thanks.

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  8. You know I'm down for whatever. The circle, the hugs, the friends & hopefully Blissdom too!!

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  9. The mind is whirring. Love to hear more.

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  10. Can I sit at your table? I am totally there! I found your post while trying to figure out where/when Blissdom 2012 will be. Do you know? I am a little intimidated not knowing anyone else, so I loved reading your post! I seriously want to go next year!

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  11. My dear you oh so know I am in! And thank you so very much for your very kind comment!!!!! It brought tears to my eyes!! (and I DO know your real name!!!! Am hoping to hear of another hop soon because I can't wait to see you gals again!!!)

    (Umm about wanting their shoes and clothes.... I'll have to pass because well it wouldn't be pretty but their hair.... oh my talk about some lovely hair! weird, huh?! LOL)

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  12. Wow, I love this idea! As someone seriously lacking in the female friends department, I could use a good circle!

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  13. You SO would not have been alone- I was there!!! duh!!! And I want to be Carrie in 2012:) or maybe Samantha! ha!

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  14. Hahaha...I would love to go next year too but who knows where we'll be in a year's time(my little family here I mean). Ive already had it in the back of my mind to try to swing it for next year. Id love to meet you in person and call you by name:)

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  16. As someone else who makes numerous references to middle/high school, simply because it makes me laugh haha I am so totally IN!

    Looking forward to hearing more about this circle :)

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  17. Michelle from Ten June beat me to the punch so can I be Charlotte number 2 :) I'm totally in for Blissdom 2012!

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  18. Yes! I love it. I was also thinking the same thing...I won't know anyone if I go!

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  19. How lovely! Oh yeah, I wanted to go to Blissdom this year and it didn't work out for a few reasons. I've been so jealous reading about everyone's experiences! Would love to be a part of your circle, and whatever that entails.

    And if we both head to Blissdom next year, I'll totally sit at your table! :)

    Erin

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  20. count me in! i L.O.V.E. the way you think!! :)
    blessings! -Tracie

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  21. As a new blogger this sounds FAN-freakin-tastic :-) Include me please!!

    Carolyn

    http://tszujjingitup.blogspot.com/

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  22. I love EVERYTHING about what you just said! Something tells me that you're one smart cookie. :) Count me in.

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  23. I would absolutely love this!!!! Please tell me more!!! Thank you Brooke
    brookedouglass@yahoo.com
    Girl Boy Girl Inspired

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  24. You already know to count me in! I can't wait!

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  25. I'm pretty new to blogging, so I would love more friends! Count me in! :)

    Kirby @ Kirbyathome.blogspot.com

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  26. OMG. I remember that flutter of 1st day of school apprehension so well. It wasn't that I wanted to be popular per se.....more that I longed to be a part of SOMETHING. I am SO in with what you are brainstorming....and I don't even know the full extent of your genius idea yet! Whatevs. I.AM.SO.IN.

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  27. Sweet girl, you would never be caught at the lunch table alone. : ) Even though I am suddenly horrible at keeping up with posts, count me in. You have come into your own since we "met" and I'm so happy with what you've done with your blog. See...I told you you didn't need me! :D

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  28. SO IN!!! Now to find someone willing to take care of a 4 year old and 2, 2 year olds.... It may take the entire year:)

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  29. I commented on this over at Gails...Please count me in! I'd love to sit at your lunch table! I hated being the new girl at school and walking into that lunchroom....
    I am less than 4 hours from Nashville...a "doable" trip for me!

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  30. Is there a location yet? I would love to go and having a "lunch" table will make it so much fun!! Love the button idea!

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  31. Awesome idea! Please count me in, too! I'm in Memphis, so a trip to Nashvegas is easy for me. I wanted to go this year, too. This will make it easier for me to plan and something to look forward to! thank you!

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  32. This is EXACTLY what I have been looking for! Not followers but community! Sign me up!

    -Brooke @ 20SomethingDesigns

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  33. I LOVE this post! I, too, felt the exact same way about Blissdom this year...not only could I not afford to go, but I didn't want to be a loner/loser, which sounds so lame.
    So anyways, I'm totally in for next year!!
    ~Erin
    http://www.3meadowlakecottage.com

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  34. This is soooo needed! As a new blogger it will be so nice to acutally make some friends and have support. This is such a great idea count me in.

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  35. New to the blogging world, but count me in...I am not even sure what I am signing up for, ha, but a circle of blogging friends sounds like fun.

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  36. I sooo want to go to Blissdom! I heard about Blissdom 2011 in February! I am determined to save enough to go next year though! Count me in!

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  37. I just googled 'blissdom 2012' hoping to find posts just like this from bloggers. I have the SAME fear of going and being alone LOL! Love your idea here, hope to see you there :)

    xxxx

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  38. I am purchasing my ticket today, but like you, am going alone! I will totally join your lunch table!!

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  39. By the way, what's your twitter name so I can follow you on twitter?

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