This is why, when you find yourself in a room full of female bloggers (300 is as full as a room can get), you will not (and should not) ever feel judged, criticised or put down. There is such a feeling of camaraderie, community and genuine happiness at finally meeting in real life that person whose blog you have been reading for ages, whose recipes you've been trying in your own kitchen, who you have been tweeting for ages... or seeing again that blogger you met a while back at an event.
Yes, there may be trolls but, you know what, they already existed in the coolest gnome cartoon I used to watch as a kid.
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Sian: geek is indeed chic and you are most inspiring and generous.
Kat: thank you for confirming what I thought all along, I am blogging for myself and, with people like Typecast's Nickie O'Hara to put my (Blogger technical-side) arse into gear in just 40 minutes, I shall keep on doing this my own way, writing "me".
There were so many amazing women there (and a few good men) that I couldn't mention them all here as I would be bound to forget some, so everyone who I spoke to, even if it was for only 2 seconds: I am honoured to have met you.