Melbourne, Part Four- The Reason I’m Actually Here.

by Lori Dwyer on July 30, 2011 · 14 comments

Hey jelybeans,

I am one tired chicklet tonight.To be honest, I don’t want to go back to real life… but’s that’s a whole nother post, for a whole nother day.

So.. a quick one tonight, before I crash for a few hours then start the very long drive back home. I just felt I should explain what was going on, for all of those people who have been bombarded with my #nnb2011 Tweets all day.

It’s Nuffnang Blogopolis 2011, people. The first one ever. And it was huge. A roomful of Aussie bloggers- parent bloggers, food bloggers, fashion bloggers, finance bloggers and at least one real estate blogger. We even got a workshop with the ProBlogger himself.

Poor Emma’s Brain had an absess in her face that looked very much like she swallowed a golf ball. She trooped on, long enough to look hot and make an apperance.

The best piece of advice I got was probably from Dave of Nuffnang. I even made a note of it.

There was a Mexican Wave. It looked damn cool. And it was totally ripping off my idea, which I Tweeted half hour beforehand.

I did some very public Tweeting about undies with the very funny Carly Findlay. And we did a lot of giggling. And then we got told off by the blogger in front of us for being too loud. She called us ‘Girls’. It felt just like being in school again.

Anyway. What happens in a room full of bloggers at about 3pm….? Everyone’s batteries start to die. Heh.

And the holiday is now officially complete. I have shopped, shopped, shopped, met one of my idols- Miss Violet LeBeaux….

…. and Melbourne put on a simply kick arse rainbow for us, just outside Federation Square.

I love you very much, Melbourne. Driving away, it’s going to be difficult.

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Carly Findlay August 2, 2011 at 3:27 pm

Thank you for writing about me here. Nice pic too. I am not well but will recap the conference when I am better.
I had fun with you. Shhhhhhhhh :P


Violet LeBeaux August 1, 2011 at 8:45 pm

Also to answer Tony's question above, I'm 24 but have once had the police called to inspect my ID at a bar because the door guy didn't believe I could be over 18 -_-'


Violet LeBeaux August 1, 2011 at 8:43 pm

I LOVE YOU TOO. That is all. <3


Melanie July 31, 2011 at 2:00 pm

That sounds just amazing. Thank you for sharing your adventure with us. I hope you had a safe drive home.


In Real Life July 31, 2011 at 8:28 am

Awesome! It looks like lots of fun! :)


Shellye July 31, 2011 at 1:40 am

I'm so glad you had a wonderful time and got some color. I have a feeling that there will be more rainbows in your life. Just hang in there, love. You're going to make it.


Melissa July 30, 2011 at 11:17 pm

hope you have a safe trip home. :)


Samelia’s Mum July 30, 2011 at 10:50 pm

Sounds like a fab day was had by all. Drive safe!


Salamander July 30, 2011 at 9:38 pm

How spewy am I that I live one hour out of Melbourne and I didn't go???? Sheesh. But so glad you loved it, honeybunch. Come back again soon, m'kay? And drive back to Paradise safely xxxxx


Kellie July 30, 2011 at 8:24 pm

Have LOVED the tweets today. I really felt like I was there (even thought I was on the couch – yes, how boring!). Will definitely be at the next bloggy event. Hopefully I get a chance to meet you! xx


Tony July 30, 2011 at 8:00 pm

By the way if you want to try goole+ and need an invite, let me know I am on it already. Safe drive home :)


Jo July 30, 2011 at 7:50 pm

Melbourne loves you very much too! Come back soon!!


Miss Pink July 30, 2011 at 7:39 pm

Next time kidnap me please!
Miss Violet LeBeaux is STUNNING. Very jealous.


Tony July 30, 2011 at 7:32 pm

It made for a very entertaining afternoon in front of the computer thats for sure.Don't sweat too much about your swearing, thats one of the things that makes your blog real! :). I have to ask how old is Miss Violet, some photos she looks like she is !
16!!. Glad you had a great trip and a lot of laughs.


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