|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:
Laurie, aka Foolery, who came here all the way from California:
Daryl, who came from New York City:
Lauren, aka Mental Mama, from Connecticut:
Deltaville Jamie (not really from Deltaville but with deep family roots there):
Tracy from Maryland:
Meg from Maryland, the very first blogger I ever met in person:
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.