A few months back, when my journey as part of the Fearsome Foursome began, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect. I walked in knowing three things:

  • I was surrounded by beautiful, talented women who are passionate about new ideas
  • Our area is in desperate need of new ideas
  • I was going to be a part of one of the coolest, biggest things I’ve ever done

Last Friday, the four of us launched the NEPA BlogCon website, which is one of the biggest steps toward the conference we’ve taken.

If you haven’t heard of it yet, NEPA BlogCon is Northeastern Pennsylvania’s first blogging and social media conference. It’s put together by Karla Porter, Michelle Hryvnak-Davies, Leslie Stewart and I and we’re all quite in love with the idea of bringing the 570 forward a few steps. Launching was one of our first forward steps, and I’m happy to say, it was a success.

We had our Launch Party at the River Grille in Plains on June 22nd. The turnout was great, there were free appetizers, and we put together a rag tag band of giveaways. In a word, it was awesome. I think the thing I’m most happy about concerning this event was the people we got to meet.

Some bloggers came to our Launch Party as first-timers, never having met with other bloggers before. Others, who are socially active in NEPA’s blogging community, came out to network and show their support. My co-workers came. Family members came. Significant others came. And it all just…WORKED.

Having an event run this smoothly was amazing. It worked out exactly the way we expected and in some ways, better.

Launching has made me even more aware that what I’m doing – no, what WE (Karla, Leslie, Michelle, and I)- are doing, is so important.

This is big. And I hope you’ll share it with us.