Humans yearn to be part of a tribe. For ions, people have lived, migrated, worked, slept, communicated and fought in a tribal manner. Even in today’s world, being part of a band, sports team, dance studio, fraternity, knitting club, fitness center or anything like that offers our psyche the same types of comfort and satisfaction as did tribes from long ago.
I’m part of a blogging tribe.
If you’ve been reading Zealous Mom for anytime whatsoever, you’ve seen that I love partnering with other bloggers on projects, highlighting their work, linking up with their posts and learning from them at conferences, summits and meet-ups.
A blogging tribe is very supportive. I’m not sure why it doesn’t feel competitive but it just doesn’t. We all love it and we support one another. My fellow bloggers who are reading this are probably nodding their heads right now and if you’re not, email me and let me initiate you into the tribe. Because who wouldn’t want to be part of this tribe?
The past Monday I attended a North Carolina Blogger Network event at Twisted Laurel in downtown Asheville, which is truly one of the most beautiful and unique cities in the world. Twisted Laurel is a gem of a place located right in the heart of downtown.
Monday’s NCBN event was relaxing, informative and fun. The topic was Content Creation, and I think we all walked away with new thoughts and ideas, but there wasn’t a formal agenda or keynote speaker which gave us plenty of time to connect on a meaningful level.
This type of connection is essential for any tribe.
Rebecca from Rosey Rebecca captured some of this meaningful conversation quite well in this photo.
The event was an all-around great time. I helped with the planning, and we want to say a huge thank you to Twisted Laurel for their amazing service and delicious food. They have a brand new dinner menu right now so if you live in or will be visiting the Asheville area, be sure to stop by their restaurant. The also have a private dining room called the Daphne Room specifically for private events and parties.
I’m so thankful for my blogging tribe. I hope you have a tribe of your own. If you do, I’m sure you completely understand what I’m talking about.
The world can change around us but we will always have a need for human connection and what better way to find that than through a tribe that encourages and supports you.
Bloggers in attendance:
Caitlin from Sine Sisters
Felicia from Go Grow Go
Ginger (in the process of creating her blog)
Lauren from Carolina Epicurean
Rebecca from Rosey Rebecca
Tina from Bold Narrative
Jaime from Love, Jaime
Ferriss from Just Ferriss
Julie from Running in a Skirt