My First Blogger Date

My first date with a blogger happened in a spontaneous fashion. I read a post about ‘a blind date’ on Erica’s Behind The Scenery blog, left a comment, and saw Ann’s comment that she was going to be in Toronto the following week and would be interested in meeting a blogger.

So I contacted Ann at The blog and we agreed to meet for lunch at Bangkok Garden restaurant. This eatery has been around for over thirty years. They offer an all-you-can-eat Thai buffet lunch or Γ  la carte options. I think the food and service there are pretty good and the price is reasonable.

Ann and I both chose the buffet lunch. We talked about blogging, travel, adventures at home and abroad, and so on. It was a fun conversation and the ninety minutes went by in a flash. Then we parted ways and followed up by sending each other some more blog URLs.

I think our first date went well. No nervousness or awkward moments. I informed Ann that I was planning a trip to Vancouver Island in September. I asked if she’d be available to meet me again while I’m there. She said yes!

Thank you to Erica for writing that post, and to Ann for a fun first blogger date. Talk to you again soon πŸ™‚

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22 thoughts on “My First Blogger Date

  1. theunretired May 31, 2019 / 6:39 pm

    I love meeting bloggers! Thanks for the date Natalie. Look forward to seeing you in Sept on Vancouver Island. Ann


    • Natalie May 31, 2019 / 6:43 pm

      Thanks, Ann, for making my first blogger date so easy and fun, and for helping me test drive my WordPress blog.


  2. Erica/Erika June 1, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    Hi Natalie, It is great how you and Ann took the opportunity to meet up. Like you said, lots to talk about and a fun conversation. Thank you for the mention. Enjoy your weekend:) Erica


    • Natalie June 1, 2019 / 7:41 pm

      Hi Erica, It was so easy to connect with Ann that I’m still marveling at the spontaneity and the fun outcome πŸ™‚ Have a great weekend!

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Jo June 2, 2019 / 5:23 pm

    I love meeting fellow bloggers – it really does feel like you’re catching up with a friend.


    • Natalie June 2, 2019 / 5:51 pm

      Thank you, Jo, for stopping by and following my WP blog. Have a restful week!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Jodie June 3, 2019 / 8:18 am

    It’s so fun to meet up with other women!!


    • Natalie June 3, 2019 / 8:57 am

      It was easy and fun. Thank you, Jodie, for stopping by. Have a beautiful week!


  5. June 3, 2019 / 3:38 pm

    I love meeting fellow bloggers. In July, several of us will be traveling to Vancouver Island (and several already live there). Should be fun!

    Welcome to WordPress! I think it’s a better platform (but I may just be biased πŸ™‚ ). I will definitely be following you here.


    • Natalie June 3, 2019 / 6:16 pm

      Thank you, Janis, for following me. I hope it’s a ‘like or better’ experience for you to leave a comment on my blog on WP vs. Blogger. I’ll miss the July bloggers’ meet-up due to family commitments. I look forward to reading all about it.


    • Natalie June 5, 2019 / 7:39 am

      Thank you, Denyse. The changeover works well so far πŸ™‚


  6. Lisa Dorenfest June 23, 2019 / 9:01 am

    How lovely to see Ann on your pages. It is always such a delight to meet fellow bloggers. I hope I have the good fortune to meet you both someday. Welcome to WordPress. Delighted to see you make the change.


    • Natalie June 23, 2019 / 9:15 am

      Hi Lisa – I hope to have the good fortune to meet you one day soon. I’m planning to meet a few more bloggers on Vancouver Island, including Ann, in September. Fingers crossed that my plan will work out. The changeover to WordPress has been good so far.

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Joanne Sisco June 27, 2019 / 10:49 am

    I’m sorry my calendar didn’t work for meeting up with the two of you. It sounds like you had a great lunch together. SOOOO jealous I won’t be joining you on Vancouver Island in September πŸ˜‰


    • Natalie June 27, 2019 / 11:24 am

      Hi Joanne – No worries. We’ll find time to meet each other in Toronto, hopefully before September!


  8. Retirement Reflections July 11, 2019 / 11:20 am

    Hi, Natalie – I had missed this post while I was away. I am so glad that I went back and caught up. I see the seeds here for many more blogger meet ups in your future. I look forward to meeting you this September.


    • Natalie July 11, 2019 / 4:23 pm

      Hi Donna – I have another blogger date next week and am really looking forward to it. I also look forward to reading about your bloggers’ meet up this month.


  9. Dr Sock July 14, 2019 / 2:13 pm

    Hi Natalie. I will have the chance to meet Ann next week during our blogger meetup on Vancouver Island.



    • Natalie July 14, 2019 / 2:28 pm

      That’s great, Jude. I look forward to meeting you, Ann, and Donna in September.


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