Etiquette for a first Blate

Etiquette for a first Blate

Yesterday I got to go on a blate (blogger +date) (blog +meet) whatever, a blate with Amber and Neely!
If you aren’t reading their blogs: Brunch with Amber and A Complete Waste of Makeup, you are missing out so get your butt over there and do it. You probably are though. But just in case, check.

Hi again.

Anyway, I was sooooo excited and nervous to meet with them, they are a LOT cooler than me. 
But I did pick up some etiquette along the way for a first blate:
1. Put on deodorant. You really don’t want to smell. Also, change out of the shirt you slept in. 

2. Practice your smile, you don’t want to scare them. You need to appear normal. 
That one is scary, try another.

3. Tweet about the fact that y’all are meeting. Make others VERY jealous.

4. Arrive on time or early, you don’t want to be late. Duh.

5. Talk about blogging. Talk about other bloggers. Talk about your lifestyle/fashion/boys.

6. Be NICE.

7. Get a pic of you all together. So you can blog about it later.

But truly, this was a great experience. They could not have been nicer to me. And I LOVE them!
It is amazing the things you find out you have in common. Like for example we all like Starbucks- how could that possibly be?!
I mean but seriously, I think blogging brings people into your life that you might never have met before, people you can really bond with and I am so happy I got to meet these two lovelies.

Have you ever had a blate? What is proper blate etiquette?

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  • Love this! I'm super shy when I first meet someone so if I were to ever go on a blate we'd need to be at a bar where i could get sloppy (or tipsy, whatever) haha.

  • Love this!! I wrote an entirely too-excited post about it Monday, but I had my first "blate" last weekend with Lauren from oolalalauren and we cut the awkward shiz and just got straight up druuunnnk. It was so freaking fabulous πŸ™‚

    Why are you in silly Texas?! Move east and we'll blate like no one has ever blated before.

  • Going to a blogger meet up tomorrow night! Thanks for the tips! πŸ˜‰

    Maybe now they'll like me. They'll really, really, like me!

  • hahaha! This is funny! πŸ™‚

  • This was awesome! If people meet their spouse/significant other online, then why not make new friends from online?!?!

    I'm still giggling over your " smile" picture

  • Baha – BLATE? LOVE IT!

    Pearls & Paws

  • This sounds like so much fun! I've never met any fellow bloggers before, but have certainly developed friendships that I never would have made otherwise :))


  • Haha this is too cute! So cool you gals got to meet!

  • HA! This is too cute. You are a funny little muffin : )

  • I've just nominated you for The Versatile Blogger award, check my post out for details! xo

  • lol!! love this! =)

  • Your smile cracked me up! It wasn't that scary, promise πŸ™‚ And I'm glad you know to wear deo!!

  • hilarious! i've never been on a blate but will refer to your guidelines when/if the time comes πŸ™‚ love your creepy smile face – you keeps it real!

    have a great weekend, girl

  • You're adorable and I heart you!

  • Ah love this post. Cracked me up. Plus I'm secretly (but not so secretly) excited my tweet made it on your blog lol

  • This made me laugh! I love your smile.. you didn't scare us off, promise. I seriously can't believe we all like Starbucks.. I mean what are the odds?

    Wait, we should wear deodorant before a blate?! Oops! πŸ˜‰

    HEART you!!!

  • Bahahaha!!! Love this post!!

  • So much fun! I love your smile picture! Isn't it the best when you get to meet blog friends in real life?

  • haha blate, I love it. I have a blate this weekend, I will have to use these tips πŸ˜‰

  • haha, omg your hilarious! I have never been on a blate – one day, I hope. If you get a sec, I'd love if you'd check out my latest post. xo

    fashionable footprints

  • Thank you for visiting my blog and for your comment! Would you like to follow each other? πŸ™‚ xo

  • Starbucks comment made me giggle. πŸ™‚

  • hahah love this!!!!
    The starbucks comment is the best!! πŸ™‚
    happy Friday!!

  • I have never had a blate but now when I do I will know just how to act! Ha!! πŸ™‚

  • I had my first blogging blate a few months ago and it was soo much fun! I agree that blogging lets you make new friends otherwise you never would've met and it's pretty awesome.

    The Tiny Heart

  • I've only been on one before and we met at a Starbucks. I think bloggers are just REALLY into Starbucks lol Glad you had a great first blate. This post made me laugh so hard!

  • I'm glad you had a great blate! Deoderant – important daily. Note to all. hahaha

  • haha i love your blate preparation yes deoderant is always always good! and a blate is like a blind date except you already know so much about the other person that the conversation flows really well and also it is fun to tell your husband oh i going to meet someone i met on the internet, haha!

  • love the idea behind a 'blate'…But Im still new to blogging so one day I'll blate to hopefully

  • Helene, you just might be my favorite person. That smile is KILLING me…love it so much!!

    Glad you had fun on your blate!

  • Haha! Funny smile πŸ™‚ And good idea on the BO blocker! It would be nice to meet bloggers in this area too!


  • You are so funny!!!!! Blates sound so fun hehe!

  • I knew you'd play well with others πŸ™‚ Thanks for step one, I'm always forgetting… just kidding that's my Friday exciteent talking! Hope you have a great weekend!

  • Never been on a "blate"… maybe one day!! πŸ™‚ bahaha you crack me up.

    Glad you had fun!!

  • haha so glad you included the deoderant. definitely important πŸ™‚ Glad you had fun!

  • UM. I see you calling me out for being jealous. Way to rub salt in the wound! My besties who were living in OK are moving back to Dallas at the end of the month so I will most likely be taking a trip SOON! Also, I'm totally serious about your Momma helping me find a job πŸ™‚ Have an amazing weekend!!

  • thank you so much for stopping by and for your sweet comment! you have the most hilarious blog!!! and super sweet too…i loved the story about how you and your hubby met. πŸ™‚ this post is so funny…now i can't wait to go on a blate! have a grand weekend πŸ™‚

  • #2 made me chuckle!!!! Have a great weekend Helene!

  • Blogger dates are so much fun! Cute post!! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Can't wait to read more of yours. xoxo

  • Y'all look so cute!!!! Haha this post is awesome. I have yet to been on a blate but I would love to meet other local bloggers! Have a fab Saturday!


  • This is hilarious! I love your scary smile πŸ˜‰ You are too cute!

  • This post is hilarious. Also, how could you NOT love Starbucks?? Glad yall had fun!!

  • such fun. πŸ™‚ I love them! I'm glad y'all had a fun blate. πŸ˜‰

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  • Not taking with me my leica cameras is a mortal sin in a blate. I love taking photos of the fun we are having!

  • I'm just going to come out and say it, because if you can't be real on the internet where can you be real? I am stalking your popular post section of your blog and this made me laugh very hard. Fantastic.

    I also jumped over to Brunch with Amber's blog where her most recent post is her doing a Keg stand. I also like her too.

  • You are absolutely true that blogging bring people close and at one plate form that they can share their ideas with the world and you met for the very first time to them so it would really be full of fun and naughty happenings as this would be one of the most amazing tour programs for you.

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