It was the launch of the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers. At 5pm yesterday, my hair was greasy, I had nothing to wear and the kids needed to be fed. I was due at the cocktail party at 6.30pm. After having a mini-breakdown, nearly giving up on the whole idea and tucking myself up on the couch, I gave myself a kick in the bum and got out the door on time. I'm so glad I did.
Oh what a night! I looked around the gorgeous space of the party and saw wall-to-wall blogging superstars. There was Mrs Woog, Bern Morley, Kerri Sackville, Edenland, FatMumSlim, BabyMac, Maxabella, Pink Patent Mary-Janes, Random Ramblings of a Stay at Home Mum, All Consuming and lots more. It was the whole freaking bloggerati! What the hell was I doing in such company?! I don't know how I managedto be included with the superstars of the Australian blogging world, but I was not complaining. After all, when you're a stay-at-home mum, it's not often you get invited to cocktail parties filled with fabulous people.
You'd think that a room full of women all competing for glory (oh and cash and a car) things would be a little bitchy and ice cold. Far from it. There was so much freaking love in the room it was insane. First of all, the blonde goddess FatMumSlim recognised me gave me a warm welcome, Doug (I mean Mrs Woog) enveloped me in a hug like a long lost friend, as did Lori from RRSAH, Eden's face lit up with like a 100 watt bulb when I said hello, BabyMac smooched me more than once, Maxabella told me I was cute. There was so much squealing and laughing and then a bit more laughing. I also met some new bloggers who were totally fabulous, Big Words Blog, Farmer's Wifey, Mojito Mum, Checks and Spots, Martyr-hood. (All these bloggers are on the list, so I won't link them individually).
All in all, it's the most fun I've had in a long time. I didn't kick on afterwards, my bed was calling and my feet were sore, but it sounds like some fun was had.
As cliched and cheesy as this sounds, I came away from the night inspired, motivated and brimming with bloggy energy. I feel so lucky and thrilled to be part of such an amazing group of women – talented, brave, strong and so bloody funny, it's ridiculous. I was hit by a mini-bolt of lightening too, I realised why I love blogging and other bloggers so much is the honesty. These guys are so brutally honest about their lives, it's refreshing. As Kerri Sackville said last night, nothing and no-one is perfect. That's why I think blogging is perfect – the good, the bad and the ugly – it's all there and it's all good. Blogging has made me more comfortable in my skin, more accepting of my life and others. None of us is perfect, that's what makes us so interesting (and fun). Now, I'd never want to be perfect.
If you're not a regular blog reader, check out the Kidspot Top 50 Bloggers list as there is some serious talent. If you feel inclined, vote for me, so I can at least try and hold my own with this incredible bunch!
Now for some blurry pics of the night....
Beth from BabyMac, Mrs Woog and Kim from All Consuming.
Mrs Woog shares a personal moment with the banner.
Who's on the banner?
BabyMac gives me some love.
Kim from All Consuming, Eden from Edenland and Bianca from Big Words Blog.