Coffee Shop Blogging Meet and Greet

Welcome to the Shopgirl’s Coffee Lounge!  Please feel free to make yourselves at home.

There is an undeniable connection that can be made in a blogging community if you open yourself up to it.  We make connections that sometimes delve deeper than the bond we have with a dearest “real world” friends.  Wether the relationship has been spoken we’ve all had the moment that wondered, what would it be like to have coffee with our favorite bloggers?  The bloggers that we find a deeper connection intellectually and philosophically.

11988597_10103568781669888_8341833925182482849_n-2In the Comments Please:

  1. Leave a link to your blog and what you will have to order.
  2. Leave  link to the blogger you would most love to share your coffee with (you are not limited to one…blogger that is)
  3. Tell us what you love about their blog, or what you would most like to talk about.
  4. Send the link of this post to your Blogging Bestie, and invite them to join in the fun!

Best Blog Meet & Greet Tips

  • Be sure to visit as many blogs on this feed as possible.
  • A comment left makes it easier for the blog you’ve visited to find a way back to your blog and return the favor. (Likes can be a real pain to follow)
  • It’s a good idea to spread the reach by sharing this post through Twitter, Facebook, Google+, and/or WordPress.
  • It’s best to share a specific link to a post, and not just a general blog feed link.   This offers your guests an easier starting point.

It’s Party Time

5009952865_21a2b7f173_bWell I’m obviously first to arrive and I eagerly grab one of the larger tables in this funky local cafe.  I’m going to have a Java Chip Frappe, low fat with no whip.  I will remind the barista that I am allergic to artificial sugars (no seriously) so again I repeat low fat not skinny.

First in the door of my shop would of course be Tony Burgess and his wife Laura where we will discuss the wonders of the Tennessee Valley, current events, and pop culture. I will of course hope Laura has brought along some delicious Mint Julep Iced Tea as a refreshing adult alternate to Latte’s and Tony stopped by The Bread & Butter Bakery for some pastry treats for us all to share on his way out of town!

Next in would be Sijo, dragging after a long flight from India just for our special afternoon with coffee, tea, and strangers that are oddly the closest of friends. In his hand he will carry a portfolio of his favorite shots form his hometown.   He will bring the exciting tales and stories behind the photos, and even maybe teach us much of Indian culture that we may not yet know.

Of course Brian and Gary will arrive late but together.   Gary found Brian hitching a ride on the side of the road whilst suffering through a two hour traffic jam that fell as a result of Brian’s three car pile up.  But when they arrive there will be much laughter from Brian’s hilarious anecdotes, and Gary’s snarky retorts about dad life, divorce life, and everyday life.

Oh welcome, I didn’t see you sneak in, what will you have?  Are you expecting anyone else?  The party is open until Monday Morning at 12 am (CST). Feel free to come and go at your leisure.  You may update your links at least twice a day! πŸ˜‰


38 thoughts on “Coffee Shop Blogging Meet and Greet

  1. Thank you so much for the shout out and link to my main blog. If I may be so bold, I’d like to also mention my other blogs. “Crusty Pie” is the home of my Past Imperfect series (I make up stories to go with vintage photos) and “Backup Dancers From Hell” is where I poke fun at music videos from the Stone Age to present times. I appreciate you setting up this forum, and I’m now off to peruse the other comments and links.

    Crusty Pie:

    Backup Dancers From Hell:

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  2. Thanks for this fun opportunity Shop Girl! I will order a black coffee with whole milk, please, and I am so excited to meet up for coffee with this fun, supportive girl I’ve met here..YOU! I’m really enjoying both of your blogs I have found.

    I would invite some of the bloggers that are already mentioned here…some of the new ones not mentioned I would add would be a new blog I just found: She offers some yummy recipes, great DIY, travel, and general mom stuff, and she’s just starting out. Go see her!

    I would also love to have coffee with Ms. Eloise and hear her wonderful stories she weaves on her blog:

    I blog about adoption, faith, parenting over at crazyloveparents. You can check out my latest post explaining how we decided to adopt 5 siblings at once on my post:

    Thanks again, Shop Girl!

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  3. Hello everyone here is a link to my blog,
    Its about how I make a passive income and get to live #theFreedomLifestyle my drink would be early grey tea (I know its not coffee, but I’m in the UK thats what we drink)
    I love her blog, the inspiring quotes, like her I’m also getting divorced, so I can relate to that and the headspace that involves!! x

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  4. It quite freezing here and I sit at my blog ( with my hot chocolate!

    I am picking three blogs who have been with me in my blogging journey since 2+ years!

    Hargun from
    Ameena from
    Madeeha from

    Its the elegant writing style and meaningful posts they put! I am going to visit some of the blogs here soon! πŸ™‚

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  5. shares my seven year debt free journey (completed August 2015 and includes a sons’ debt free college graduation in May 2016), my weight loss journey (70 pounds lost and maintained for almost 11 years now) realized after learning weight loss is 90% mental, my journey to self worth (after divorce!), and my journey to starting my transformational Life Coach business which can be found at!

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  6. Heeya Shopgirl! Happy New Year! I was looking forward to parties quite keenly today! Thanks for the coffee, I ve got red wine too🍷🍷 Cheers!
    I ve a cool friend who’s a fitness trainer He’s really passionate about his work and a really positive and friendly guy!
    Another blog I’d like to share belongs to my friend Mliae, She is quite a curious and merry girl, who sees life as an opportunity to experiment lots of things. She also loves reading books and shares review on cosmetics as well.

    And my blog, well, I write about books I read, and I write poetry and some random thoughts about beautiful moments I experience in life!


    Jumping to the music
    Roasting fresh bonitos
    Singing Caveman’s song and
    Dancing with mosquitoes!


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    1. Thank you for traveling the great distance to join us today Prabhat! I can’t wait to visit with your guests as well as yourself through tomorrow! Be sure to mingle with the rest of the guests as well! πŸ˜‰

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      1. You are most welcome ShopGirl! πŸ™‚ Oh yea I ve the red wine to share with everyone 🍷🍷 Thankyou for being such a warm host! πŸ™‚

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  7. Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I’m Lisa from Life of an El Paso Woman! I blog about life, my hometown, music, etc. I LOVE black iced tea (sometimes I like it sweet or just plain with extra ice), especially from Starbucks. I don’t drink a lot of coffee. Some of my favorite blogs include: Tracy talks about music A LOT! Johnna talks about music, life in Albuquerque, etc. Erika Kind’s blog is super positive. She writes about music and bettering yourself. Jim writes about his life everyday. OMG he cracks me up A LOT!
    Thank you for hosting this awesome meet and greet! πŸ™‚ Happy New Year, everyone!

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  8. Hey there! Thanks for the invite – I’ll take my favorite coffee shop drink of my youth: a grande, non-fat, caramel macchiato! I brought two people with me – Nikki who writes on I’ve never met Nikki but have always loved the way she approaches blogging and would love to pick her brain. And I’ve also brought my friend Stephanie from mainly because I haven’t seen her in a week and I miss chatting with her.
    Finally, I am Emily – I write from the Metro-Detroit area in Michigan on The Corner Office Blog ( My goal is to create an online community to inspire people to live their life as the best version of themselves. I write a little bit about that on my post: Do YOU. (
    Thanks again for having me! Can’t wait to chat with some new blogger friends!

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      1. Hi there! What nice things to say! Thank you for taking the time to stop by and check it out! I did marry my best friend, which means we drive each other crazy just as much as we love and adore each other πŸ˜‰

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    1. Emily – I’m happy to have found your blog. Looks like some great stuff there! And I connected on your Instagram account, YAY! Thanks for connecting us, ShopGirl!!! ❀ I'll be checking out some of your suggestions, Emily!

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  9. Hey, it’s a long flight !! But definitely worth it. Thank you shop girl for a delightful cappuccino. Thank you so much. I feel much connected with this community. Different time zone, culture, race, hobbies, works but none of these matter now. This is such an awesome community. Happy new year in advance shop girl !! πŸ™‚

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