It’s located in the Carlsbad Premium Outlets with some of my fave shops like Barneys, Banana Republic, and BCBG.
This was my very first meet-up in the flesh with any of the smart and witty blogger/writers I’ve been reading since I started this blog last June. It was kinda like JDate, Jewish Mingle, Match.com, and EHarmony all-in-one.
What if they didn’t like me? What if I slopped food all over, got spinach in my teeth, or said something stupid? I’ve been known to do all of those things at one time or another…
Me, being me — Princess Rosebud, that is — spent a long time contemplating, deliberating, and meditating — to conjure up the perfect emsemble for this momentous event.
It’s what I do, I say as I shrug my shoulders. It’s what I do.
Similar to building an outstanding five paragraph essay — only the body of the essay is the dress, skirt, skinny jeans along with a shirt or blouse, coordinated with a blazer, sweater or coat, bringing it all together in that final paragraph with shoes, jewelry, scarf, and handbag.(Always Chanel, or course)
Here’s a picture of the five of us
We’re having a lovely time, getting to know each other, and they were swapping stories about bloggy type conventions and gatherings, their multiple books written, sponsorships, advertising, public speaking engagements — and I’m listening intently but not sharing anything.
Why, you ask? Why?
Because I have nothing to share. Nada. Zip. Zippo.
I haven’t accomplished a single, solitary thing with my blog.
There was a lull in the conversation and I said in a small voice,
“I shop. I like to go shopping.”
I felt like such a LOSER wondering what the heck I’m doing with these talented and entrepreneurial women. Being color coordinated was the only skill I brought to the table (literally). Oh, and the genius ability to walk in five-inch heels and not fall down.
I don’t have an eBook — not even one — or an old school paper book, or affiliate advertising, or free tickets to movies and screenings — although I recently posted a review of “I Just Want to Pee Alone”.
Not only do I not know where to start, I don’t have the huge numbers of clicks or impressions or readers or followers. Sigh.
I think I came too late to the game of blogging to get a piece of the pie.
Don’t get me wrong. The ladies were fun and lively and warm and friendly with great senses of humor.
No sour grapes here, I admire all that’s been achieved and I had a wonderful time — it’s just that I’m seriously not in the same league –or in the same time zone — we’re light years apart –in terms of blogging leading to a successful business venture.
Now I’m contemplating whether or not to continue.
Should I give up?
Geez Louise, I didn’t even have a business card with me.
What a LOSER!