One thing I pride myself on as a blogger is make sure I keep my relationships with other bloggers strong. Let’s be honest, at some point we were all that “new blogger” and you look up to all the seasoned bloggers. And you say to yourself
“oh I love this person’s blog”
“oh I love that person’s blog”
And some times it’s almost borderline fandom. I’m not gonna lie, when I started blogging I was addicted to Gabi and Nadia (as most tend to be) They were the 1st blogs I started to follow. And then I gradually grew to follow a lot of other blogs.
And I got to thinking, do I remember how I met some of my blogger loves? So that is the point of this post. I want you guys to comment below on how or when you met your favorite blogger(s).
Cece aka my blogging big sister/mentor
I met Cece in March/April of 2012 when we both attended New Jersey Full Figured Fashion Week in Atlantic City. Back then she was anonymous on her blog, so we have no pictures from then. But even after we left, we kept up with each other through Twitter and Facebook, and every single event she’s had, I’ve made a point to be there. Cece has always been there for me in pretty much every aspect. I deemed her my mentor pretty much against her will because she keeps me on track. She’ll give me advice even if I don’t ask her for it lol If I ever wanted to model myself after a particular blogger…Cece is it.
Kelly….my apple juice booskie (insider lol)
Ok I have to admit, I did stalk Kelly for quite some time before I actually met her cause I thought she was sooooo fabulous. I met Kelly in September of last year at a meet up for SBOC. I was so excited to actually meet her. And what I love about Kelly is that she is the same outspoken, keepin’ it ALL THE WAY funky type of chick from the 1st time you meet her. Case & point; the night I met her I said to her “oh I’m loving your hair” she straight said to me “girl this ain’t even mine” I busted out laughing. And to this day Kelly is someone who I confide because I know she listens, she is someone that wants to keep her brand as a blogger and social media influence intact. And she does a great job at it.
Jennifer…my Swedish love muffin
Jen has to be one of the sweetest people I know. She actually reached out to me 1st, sometime last summer. She wanted to meet up cause she was new in the country, and she realized we both lived in Jersey and she really wanted to make friends. Our first dinner date was at California Pizza Kitchen, and that is now our “go to” spot when we get together. I’m so proud of her and her work ethic, and her blog is so awesome. I have to applaud her as blogger to be able to have life in a different country and thrive as well as she has…I love her for that alone.
Essie…a plus model breaking ALL KINDS of rules
No Essie isn’t a blogger, but I can tell you that she is one hell of a person. The 1st time I ever saw a picture of Essie was in the yellow bumble bee dress from Rue 107. I and remember saying to myself, “WHO THE HELL IS THIS GIRL” because the amount of life she was giving me was off the charts. I was finally able to actually meet Essie after a lot of back & forth on instagram, at Monif C’s holiday shopping event in December. And from there we just hit off. Essie has taken so many leaps & strides, as a woman, as a model, and as a body positive advocate. Proud of her would be an understatement.
Alissa…Always a delight when she walks in the room
I met Alissa at the IFBcon back in 2011 (wow it’s been 2 yrs. already) I had been following her blog for some time and was always impressed by how polished and put together she is. She knows how to make work wear & fashion coexist, which in my opinion is very hard to do. But what I really enjoy is her energy. She is a ball of laughs, but wise all at the same time. And I mean we are for ever connected cause we were on Good Morning America together #pow
Meaghan & Beck..oh lord these 2, I’ll try to keep this short lol
I met both Beck & Meaghan at Qristal Frazier’s runway show up in Harlem in July of last year. And who knew we would act the hell up every time we’re together. Meaghan is someone I turn to for industry insight, and just someone who I need to help figure out my vision and that will give so real wise advice. And my ginger snap (as I call her) keeps it 100 with you through the good and the bad. You can’t ask for anything better. Beck, that damn glamazon lol makes me feel normal, I mean I can be in a heels & have to look up to her, (ya’ll don’t know how big of deal that is for me lol) but I love beck for undeniable beauty. Not only does she rep for the plus size women of the world, she holds it down for us tall girls. She and & I have the same struggles with shoes, and jean lengths, and the stares we get when we talk into a room with heels on. I mean what can I say about these two…..
There are so many other bloggers that have had a hand in how i conduct myself and my blog, even if they don’t know it. But these women list were the 1st to really connect with me. So with that said, let’s take a trip down memory lane for Throw Back Thursday. Sound off in the comments loves