New Orleans Blogger Brunch, round two!

Saturday was the second Blogger Brunch get together (you can read about the first here).

This time, Megan hosted our group and we had a couple of new faces this time around. Megan was an amazing host, with waffle and omelets stations set up for us. Once everyone made their food of choice, the champagne and conversations started flowing. It felt like everyone is working on new projects! 

Two of the new people at the brunch were just getting started in blogging, so they were very interested in asking about how to get started and for any tips the rest of us may have. This lead us down a road of WordPress vs. Squarespace debate, lol. It felt like the overall concensus was pro-Squarespace (heck yeah).

As the brunch went on, some people had to leave early to go to other projects or work. The rest of us sat around and had the idea of evolving these brunches into mini-seminars in which we could teach each other things that we are experts on. Such as design, SEO, social media, etc. We are a pretty diverse group of bloggers, so we all have something to contribute. I think this will be an amazing step forward with this group.

Everyone still seems to be really into this group and the connections made through it. I hope it keeps going strong in the future!

In attendance we had:

March Faves // 2015

I can't believe March is coming to a close! Sheesh. Here is a round-up of this past month's most popular posts:

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS FROM MY YOUTH I'D LOVE TO REVISIT

TOP TEN TUESDAY: BOOKS FROM MY YOUTH I'D LOVE TO REVISIT


PROJECT 365: 45-50

PROJECT 365: 45-50


TOP TEN TUESDAY: SPRING TO-READ LIST

TOP TEN TUESDAY: SPRING TO-READ LIST



NEW ORLEANS BLOGGER BRUNCH

NEW ORLEANS BLOGGER BRUNCH


WISH LIST WEDNESDAY // 3.11.15

WISH LIST WEDNESDAY // 3.11.15

Blogger Brunch Round-up

I'm changing up how I do the #FollowFriday posts. Instead of focusing on one blog, I'm going to be sharing with you blogs that I've grouped together for one reason or another, that I think you should check out!

This week, I'm going to round-up the blogs of the attendees from the first Bloggers Brunch! I know a few of these ladies are reworking their blogs, so I can't wait to post new screen-grabs in the next round-up!


Mallory @ Miss Malaprop was probably the most veteran blogger at the brunch. Her blog focuses on her personal interests and personality as she brings you indie fashion, eco-friendly and/or handmade goods, cool and unique finds, and local things going on in New Orleans. She is a wonderful person and her blog is a really great one to follow and read. So do it!


Juliet is an amazingly talented graphic designer. She is new to the blog game, but you wouldn't be able to tell from her very polished and lovely blog. It is part of her portfolio site and each week she posts something that just makes my little design heart sigh with delight. Last week she offered her first freebie, a beautiful desktop background. She is definitely going places, not just with her blog but also as a designer.


Emilie @ Jill of All Genres loves to read, and she has no problem telling you about it! Her blog is a focus of book reviews as well as a place you can keep up with this lovely author as she works on her many projects. I know that she is currently in the process of revamping her blog and I look forward to seeing what she does with it!


Lianna @ The English Maven didn't get to stay long at the brunch, but she is also (I think) a veteran blogger. Her blog is full of advice about copywriting and marketing as well as personal touches she throws into the mix. She is very funny and one of my favorite posts on her blog is about the tradeoffs of what you pay for living in New Orleans.


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Christy @ Slow Southern Style is another blogger working on an overhaul. She was once a for-profit blogger but has switched gears towards a personal blogging route while she goes back to school. She is another one of our veteran bloggers in the group! She has some amazing photos on her blog.


Last, but certainly not least, is Missy @ Now Listen, Missy. Co-hosting the Blogger Brunch with me (and actually physically hosting it in her home), Missy has had her own Follow Friday post already! You can check that out for info on this cool lady and her equally cool blog.


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Megan was also there, but she has literally taken down her blog's content as she works on a revamp. Next time...