Who knew blogging out loud could be so much fun?

by DaniGirl on July 24, 2009 · 4 comments

in How I love the Interwebs, It IS all about me, My 15 minutes

Thanks a million to Lynn of TurtleHead for organizing a fantastic night out last night at Blog Out Loud Ottawa, otherwise known as BOLO. (Or #BOLO, if you’re on Twitter.) I don’t know what I enjoyed more: seeing old friends, putting real live people together with their online personae, or finding a whole bunch of new Ottawa bloggers to read. Okay, so I need more blogs to read like I need a short in my keyboard, but based on the readings last night, there’s a whack of blogs I need to be subscribing to TODAY so I don’t miss any more of the bloggy goodness.

I took a tonne of photos (no surprise there) but it was the first time I took my fancy-ass flash out of the box, and my photos really don’t compare to the excellent stuff captured by Milan and displayed on the Raw Sugar facebook page.

Oh, and the post I read was one that I thought was a pretty good example of the kind of stories I like to tell here. You might remember it from about this time last year. It’s called Tristan Takes a Dive, and I was supremely pleased to hear people laughing in all the right places when I read it. The only thing more validating than comments is real live laughter!

Once I figure out the best way to do it, I’ll upload the best of my pictures of the night somewhere…


{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

1 julie July 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Oh, Dani, this post was just too funny when read out loud! The mommy-indecisiveness came through in person and just cracked me up! I swear I had the same darn debate on my daughter’s camp form too. So nice to see you in person last night.

2 Brie July 26, 2009 at 7:51 am

It was a great story! And it was nice to hear you read it.

3 XUP July 28, 2009 at 2:05 pm

It was a good night all around and your reading was hilarious. It was nice to finally meet you! I’m already looking forward to the next one.

4 Amy @ Muddy Boots July 28, 2009 at 4:39 pm

Your reading was SO funny, Dani. I’ve only been reading your blog since January, so it was new to me.

I didn’t realize that that was your first time using that flash. I was going to mention something to you about bouncing the flash off of the ceiling, but figured you new that already and had decided against it. I didn’t want to sound like a know it all.

Cause I’m TOTALLY not.

The only experience with a flash that I have is the two weekends that I rented one (to practice for that wedding and then for the wedding itself). I did read an AWESOME tutorial on getting natural looking pictures with an external flash that you’d probably get loads of information from. Seriously, it’s an amazing read. Here’s the link:
http://www.planetneil.com/tangents/flash-photography-techniques/

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