Ever since I started blogging, it has been a goal of mine to explore New York City as much as physically possible. When I started I didn’t know many other bloggers in my area except for the ones I’ve met through photography and writing classes. It was a great surprise to see how many other New York bloggers there were. I know that it is silly of me to think that I was the only one out here in Gotham but besides large publications, I naïvely didn’t know where to look. Little by little, time passed and I felt that I had my blogging foundation set up properly, after all my WordPress classes. I googled New York bloggers and my search popped up so much more than I could count on my two hands.
After meeting my sweetheart classmates, Danielle from the Thought Card, Jan from Jan Doodles and Rob from Soundtrack of A Photograph, almost two years ago, I’ve tried to network outside of my comfort zone. And I’ve been happily inspired and encouraged by the bloggers I’ve found and met.
This past April, we were all invited to meet up by Jess from Used New York, to exchange blog horror stories and tips while breaking bread at Medi Wine Bar in Manhattan. It felt great to vent with others who were essentially going through the same rigors that I was or had the advice to give about getting through it. All of the blogs cover New York City from a different vantage. Some bloggers are lifelong New Yorkers, some were transplants, but everyone wrote lovingly from their view of what is now home.
Five NYC Bloggers To Love
- Effervescent Jess from Used York City blog, and her team cover restaurants, events, art, shopping, and travel within and outside the city. She shows you how to “use ” New York like a local and show me new things every time I read.
- Charming Mary from Mary in Manhattan blog, posts about happenings, food, travel, lifestyle, and budget friendly events. A woman after my own heart, she’s on a budget. She even makes planning easy by putting noteworthy events in a weekly schedule format. Easy peasy!
- Lovely Becca from Tea with B blog, writes about her quest for the best treats, and restaurants around the city, along with a sprinkle of beauty reviews in the mix.
- Lynn and Justin, the charming duo from MadHattersNYC, pair restaurants with events in NYC to set your whole day on the right foot. Need a plan for the day? They’ve got you covered.
- Entertaining Mary Lane from New York Cliché blog writes about events, life, opinions, and finding love in the big city. Sort of like an actual Carrie Bradshaw, if Sex and the City weren’t full of ridiculous plot holes with lapses in reality.
Aren’t they a cool looking bunch? For honorable mentions, I have to add two more that weren’t at the meetup. Susan at Finding NYC , Lauren from Wind Up Travels (exception for close by NJ), and Tracy from Tracy’s New York Life.
Explore New York With Other New Yorkers, But Don’t Leave Me!
I think I’ve set you up lovely if you are looking for New York bloggers to keep you in the know.
Have you heard of any of the bloggers on my list? You can never be bored in New York again with this list. Check them out, and let me know all about it in the comments below. Keep following me for my next adventure, and don’t forget to subscribe.
Until our next rendezvous,
31 thoughts on “Fated Rendezvous With NYC Bloggers ”
Looks like a very fun group Trudy!
Hi, Jason! How are you doing? So happy to see you here! Thanks so much!
How marvelous that you met other city bloggers! It was fun reading about them.
Thank you, Anne! I wrote about this meet up after the this date. Life has gotten in the way. And I’ve seen three of them again since then.
I met a blogger I follow in Virginia when we were on the way to NY. That was one of the most pleasant things I ever did.
Our grandson is in Manhattan today, rehearsing with a choir that will sing a Reformation concert in Carnegie Hall tomorrow. John will be there. I’m in NC with the other grandson who was just hired yesterday to work in the kitchen of a local steakhouse.
Congratulations, to both of your grandchildren! Yes, it was a pleasant experience.
Have been reading so many great stories about the benefits of meeting with bloggers in the real world. Really gonna have to try this soon!
If you are up for it, I think it makes sense. Especially if you are in the same niché. Travel can inspire travel, fitness can inspire fitness, also if your skin is thick you can get honest criticism and tips.
And collaboration is awesome!
Thanks for the lovely mention! We had such a great time meeting everyone and we’re so glad we’ve been able to become blogging buddies in real life. Looking forward to our next adventure! ?
You are very welcome, although I thought your post was ingenious. I am truly glad to have met everyone as well. See you soon! ?
Wow! Bloggers in person! I live in New York too. Not sure I’m ready to ‘come out’ yet, though. To be honest, one of the reasons I love to write my blog is that I can do it without actually meeting anyone in person. Ouch. There, I’ve said it. Am I the only blogger, New Yorker or otherwise, who feels this way?
No, you are not the only one and you are not weird. I think that’s part of the reason that I don’t have pictures of myself in the blog, although I’ve been told that is weird. I like my privacy and I understand that the internet doesn’t respect that. As far as meeting people, well…. Hahaha. Maybe you are an extreme introvert?
Whew! So glad I’m not the only one (!) I especially didn’t want to offend the nice blogger who wrote this piece. After all, she wrote about how fun it was to get together with other bloggers! But I was afraid if I sounded too enthusiastic, she might want to meet me. (After all, we’re both New Yorkers) Actually, I’m a pretty Social Soul (I even post pix of myself from time to time — some pretty embarrassing) But there’s something about having legions of friends you’ve never actual met that I find very appealing — and liberating. It’s one thing to show you a photo of myself learning to use the potty at age two on a blog and quite another thing to show you while sitting around in a wine bar. Tho one of my brothers would probably get a kick out of that (!)
You wouldn’t have offended me! Thank you, for calling me nice. I’m not usually very social and I typically on my own for my own posts or with family. So the fact that I met so many people in one day felt like school again. It’s good to do atypical things every so often.
OMG. How utterly revealing of me not to realize that you, Trudy, are the ‘nice blogger’ in question, and actually wrote this piece (and not a random Commenter). Guess I don’t get out much (!)
LMAO!! Thank you, again for the smile! Do I make that hard for you? Maybe I should change the avatar?
Great avatar; flawed attention
span (mine) xo
It is okay. I appreciate all the attention!
Thanks for the mention Trudy and since I’m always looking for new things to do and see in the city, I can’t wait to check out this amazing lineup!
what a great idea to meet up like this. looks like you had a fun time. ?
Yes, I did thank you! ?
Whar a lovely idea. Often blogging can be a lonely place to be. You’ve inspired me to seek out the same this week. Connecting with other blogger offline can create lovely friendships. ?
Wow, this is awesome. Great networking idea ?
Yes it is and Jess from Used York City arranged it all!
It’s great to really meet those from our blogosphere!
I have to agree with you, that yes it is!
Oh, this sounds like so much fun! One of these days I’d love to do something like that in my neck of the woods.
Yes, please and then tell me how it turned out.