I’ve been with Nuffnang officially for 4 years now. For those of you who have no idea what Nuffnang is (and I assume that’s because you don’t have a blog of your own), think of blogs as celebrities and Nuffnang as their manager/handler. Nuffnang gets us writing jobs, advertisements, and fun events to cover. For the better part of my four years with the company, I was mostly in touch with only one person from the company. Sadly, she left the company late last year and I was forced to go outside of my comfort zone and talk to new people. I know it’s hard to believe but I am really bad at social events. I literally sweat just thinking of having to go to an event alone especially because it usually means I need to walk in heels, brush my hair, and make eye contact with people I have never met.
Thankfully, my social anxiety has gotten better over the years. I’m still very shy though and I try to get out of every social event I can because I know I’ll just make a bad impression – how could I not with the uncomfortable “hehe” I reply whenever someone asks me “how are you?” Oh God, I could go on and on but I’d rather talk about our annual dinner party that happened last Thursday.
I went to last year’s party with Jim and we didn’t exactly make new friends because he’s just as shy as I am. When he told me he couldn’t make it to this year’s party, I was ready to send my regrets to the group until my BFF Nyko sent me a text asking if I was going! YES! Nyko was the best date to bring to a dinner party (Jim agrees haha)!
It was a GREAT party. I’m so thankful for our country manager, Abe Olandres, for being so approachable and inspiring when it comes to building communities through blogging.
My night’s highlights:
The food! It was my first time to dine at Vyne and I was impressed!
I was awarded top earner of the year alongside David Guison and Victor Basa (Abe’s Yugatech blog doesn’t count because he’s the country manager hahaha!)
Our table won the name-that-song game because I’d had a bit to drink and was as overly-competitive as Tracy Flick on election day haha
Exchanged ideas with other bloggers — I was advised to definitely get an intern a.k.a. blogger apprentice to help me out so yeah I’ll need one very soon haha!
Nyko won best dressed of the night as I predicted!! Haha he also did some impromptu hosting
Danced the night away with my fellow Nuffies and taught them some silly dance moves!
It was definitely a night to remember! If any of you are reading this: you guys were all so nice and smiley that I felt so comfortable! I know you weren’t doing it for me but I would just like to thank you for making me realize meeting new people doesn’t have to be such a pain – you’ve made me more confident in a way. Hoping to make up for the past years I’ve been so quiet! Also, I will always make sure Nyko is by my side when there’s another Nuffnang event. ;)
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