There is a power and energy that comes when women come together. Add to that scenario women with a common goal, interest, skill or passion and you basically can’t stop them! I love that about girlfriend groups!

This spring I had an idea to start a group of local women bloggers. I just thought it would be a great way to meet some other women in the community, to learn together and to just see what would happen. Lucky for me, through a mutual Twitter connection, I was introduced to Shannan – a passionate and experienced blogger and social media guru. (THANKS to Shannan who has really ‘run with the ball’ on this group! I’m so fortunate to have found her or this group might never have happened!) We set the date and location then started spreading the word about this semi-techie, all-fun ‘girlfriend group.’

The first meeting of the Cincinnati Women Bloggers brought together nine women with over a dozen blogs. Our second meeting, which took place yesterday, even more of us met and shared about our blogs, seminars we’ve attended recently (specifically BlogHer and PodCampOhio) and what our goals are for this online communication. Shannan set up a blog about us – CincinnatiWomenBloggers, so now we can share information on future meetings, new postings on our blogs and comments.

As girlfriends do, we introduce each other to our friends. So, meet the Cincinnati Women Bloggers:

A few of our girlfriends couldn’t join us yesterday but also have great blogs:

Next meet-up: August 23rd, Bean Haus, Main St. Covington 10:00 am. Visit Cincinnati Women Bloggers blog for updates and comments.

Want to meet some women who share your hobby, political passion, life stage (i.e., mommys) or just common interest? Start a girlfriend group! You never know where you’ll meet a new BFF or someone who will teach you something that you need to learn and who will change your life! Go for it, girlfriend!

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