Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Blog Fest Memories

Chesapeake Bay Woman, Summer 2009
Thank you, Country Girl Kate, for the photo.

Yesterday's quest for a promotional photograph led to Country Girl Kate sending me a link to a blog post she did two years ago that contained a picture of me (above, thanks Kate!).

Reading her post brought back a flood of memories from July 2009 and 2010, when bloggers from all parts of the country (and Canada) convened on Mathews County, sight unseen. The vast majority of us had not even met in person before this event.  For them to travel here to little ole Mathews to join up with folks they only knew through blogging was unusual, arguably, but it turned out to be fantastic.

The links below are just some of the many posts written about the two Blog Fests we held here. Unfortunately I didn't have enough time last evening to search for all that was written, but below is a representative sampling of the good times we had.

Let's start with Country Girl Kate, who so kindly sent me the photograph above as part of her post on the 2009 Blog Fest:

http://chroniclesofacountrygirl.blogspot.com/2009/07/i-dont-think-she-knew-what-she-was.html

Laurie, aka Foolery, who came here all the way from California:
http://foolery.typepad.com/foolery/2009/07/love-letter-to-mathews-county-va.html


Daryl, who came from New York City:
http://onthem104.blogspot.com/2010/07/words-lots-of-words.html


Lauren, aka Mental Mama, from Connecticut:
http://thementalpausechronicles.blogspot.com/2010/07/blisters-beaux-babies-buds-beach-and.html

Deltaville Jamie (not really from Deltaville but with deep family roots there):
http://deltavillevignettes.blogspot.com/2010/07/blogfest-2010.html


Tracy from Maryland:
http://nine-acres.blogspot.com/2010/07/last-of-blogfest-2010.html


Meg from Maryland, the very first blogger I ever met in person:
http://www.soupisnotafingerfood.com/2010/07/lessons-learned.html


Reading all these posts brings back so many good memories.

I think it might be time to start thinking about a Mathews County Blog Fest 2012.

11 comments:

deborah said...

That is a fabulous picture of you!
You all had just too much fun at the blog fests - very envious! I hope to attend one someday:)

Maria_NJ said...

Those were so much fun to read...sounds like everybody had a wonderful time...still got to get down to that area and see if it fits the husband and I...I think it will, I am ready for quite and a slower pace, and water, and crabs!!!

last week when I did my yard sales ( I usually go Friday and Saturday mornings) I found a wonderful little gold crab charm! I love it!

life has been busy for me...I am getting rid of a lot of clutter in the home and selling it all on e-Bay, its time consuming but I have gotten rid of a lot...

have a wonderful day CBW...nice picture...

Deltaville Jamie said...

Hell Yes it's time to start talking about it. And not just talking- doing. Count me in to help however I can!

Country Girl said...

Really? It's time again? Oh, be still my heart!

Fighting Mermaid said...

Beautiful picture. Promotional picture in hand, does that mean it will go to press soon?? So excited for you! (if this actually posts, it will be the first time in ages that blogger has allowed me to sign into my account to comment on anything...thanks for your words on my post the other day--your mom's too...blogger wouldn't even let me comment on my own post. :(

foolery said...

I just showed up today out of the blue and found all these memories all over again. Not that they are ever far from my immediate thoughts (they're not) but I wasn't expecting this chance to relive those great days in Mathews. Thanks, Cheeky. And that is a WONDERFUL photo of you!

Mental P Mama said...

sigh

Hayley said...

I'd love to come to blogfest. I'd be a short trip for me! I would be willing to help out also!

Your photo looks great!

Dghawk4 said...

I think that is the perfect photo for your book. Of course I do agree that you should also send in a photo of of you in the crab hat.

It was great reading about blogfest. Definitely a good time was had by all.

WV: oresis. Bud's Beach is looks like a great oresis.

Kay L. Davies said...

I agree, a wonderful photo for your book. I see your mom isn't the only beauty in the family!

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie’s Guide to Adventurous Travel

thomas said...

There cannot be a better dust jacket photo than that.