Last night the Funky & Delightful staff (ahem, Tory and Elise) attended the Bloggers' Ball, the latest networking/educational event held by the Boston Design Salon Group. It was a great event and we were delighted to meet the amazing women behind some of our favorite blogs. We were a little star-struck, truth be told, but somehow we managed to make our way around the room and chat with as many people as we could. The panelists (Grace, Traci & Shannon) gave a great overview of how a blog can help a creative person share their work, emphasizing the importance of maintaining authenticity and allowing one's audience to grow organically. There was also helpful information on advertising and how to make it work from the perspective of both the blog author and the artist. Afterwards we chatted with Grace from Design*Sponge who was very gracious about indulging our craving for insider gossip regarding certain Blogosphere celebrities. And while we were talking with Shannon from Make It we met her former colleague Lisa from Mod Green Pod and were thrilled to learn about their organic fabrics and wallpapers. Overall, it was really inspiring to be in the company of so many talented women who were clearly equally passionate about creating, running their businesses and sharing their experiences with other women. Thank you to Jennifer for organizing such a fun event - we'll be back for more.
Making the evening even better, the location of the event was conveniently located steps away from Gaslight, so we stopped by for an early dinner before the Ball. It was delicious and we loved the ambiance and are already planning our next trip. Take a look: