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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

101 Update: Meeting your blogging friends in person

It's been a crazy few days as I have been jumping from one state to the next. However, it has also meant getting to meet/make some new friends.

On the weekend I attended the Kansas Young Farmers & Ranchers Conference. It was pretty cool to have more than 500 young famers come together to learn how to be better business people and raise better food for you - the consumer! While at the conference I spoke in one of the sessions on social media (blogging, Twitter, Instagram, and all that fun stuff).

Just before the conference I got a Facebook message from Janet Phillips, of A Farm Wife's Life, saying that she would be attending too! I was so excited that Janet and I would finally get to meet face-to-face as we have been reading each others blogs for awhile now.

 Me and Janet
She had lots of great turquoise on. 

When Janet came up she went in for the handshake, but I had to give her a hug. I mean I felt like we were already friends! I do not think this is creepy ;) Plus, Janet just helped me get a step closer to goal 58 on my 101 in 1001 list. 

Recently, I started to read a blog called Boots and Bling - How Kat and Tim Do Rural. I have no idea how I even stumbled onto the blog, but as soon as I saw their K-State picture I knew I would like these people. At the conference Kat realized that I would be there speaking and she came and tracked me down.

Kat's cute necklace. 
I was instantly was drawn to the turquoise on the heel. Kat said he husband bought her the charms to go with her Boots and Heels blog theme. Sweet guy. 

I love social media because it has allowed me to connect with so many amazing people. Sometimes I relate to their day-to-days lives, others give me fashion inspirations and some have become valuable resources in times when the Boy and I have questions about things that we need to improve or work on at the farm. 

If you could meet any of your blogger/twitter/instagram friends who would it be? 


15 comments:

  1. How great, I have the goal of meeting social media friends in real life, and it seems to be going a little slower than yours!

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    1. You'll get there. I have met a lot of them at conferences.

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  2. I have a whole list! We live in the same state, so of course you are one of them. But a few are: Ree Drummond - Pioneer Woman. :) Becky Strahle - Farmgirl Paints. Kristin Fillmore - Faded Prairie. Traci Thorson - Traci Thorson Photography. Mary - Urban Farmgirl.
    I stalk all of them on their blogs, Facebook, & Instagram. :)

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    1. That would be amazing to meet Ree. I am going to have to look up some of the other ladies you mention.

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  3. Very cool!! I already read yours and Janet's blogs. I'll have to check out Kat's! I think it would be so neat to meet the people I read about on a weekly basis!

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  4. My neck's never looked so good :):) Thanks for the shout out- I really enjoyed meeting you! What a small world, too, that Amanda is a mutual friend, so fun!

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    1. You're welcome. Hopefully our paths will cross in real life again.

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  5. How fun! I can't possibly pick only one blog friend to meet. It would be fun to meet all of them.

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  6. Oh my goodness I love this!!!! It just makes me so happy!
    I hope to meet a fellow blogger sometime!!!

    Love her necklace!

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  7. It's definitely my goal to meet some of my 'FB/Twitter/Blog friends' too! I would love to meet YOU someday!! I feel like we are kindred spirits with our love of turquoise and Hereford cattle! I would also love to meet Amie and Jolie (Junk Gypsy Co.), Cathryn (The Farmer's Trophy Wife), and many more!

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    1. You are too sweet. I would agree that we would have a lot in common. I also want to meet Cathryn. She already knows lots of my family in Canada!

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  9. I enjoy meeting people at different conferences and events too! The best is when you aren't even planning on meeting someone and you do! If I had to pick one, I'd pick Nicole (Prairie Princess).

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  10. Thanks very much for your large information .And knowledge full description . I think it is Sus a topic that many kinds of people face many problems. thanks for this.
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