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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Blogger Meet Up's

Last year I was invited to many blogger meet ups. Every time they were on I always had other plans and unfortunately I never attended. Now new for 2010 I have an invite sitting in my gmail and it’s for a date that I am actually free. The problem is now I have gone shy (yeah I get shy sometimes) and suddenly I’m wondering ‘what are we meeting for again?’

I don’t have anything in common with the people I’m meeting apart from the fact that we all blog and I have far too many acquaintances in my phone book. I am a bit reluctant to add more.

So dear friends, I am asking you, have any of you ever attended a blogger meet up? (Ondo Lady I know you have) I want to know how did it benefit, do you recommend me going to one and why?


Mista Jaycee said...

I think you should go. I have never been and didn't know they existed til now. You have the chance to learn some things and learn how to do some other things faster and better on your blog. Don't miss or waste that!

CurvyGurl ♥ said...

Happy New Year, Angel! I haven't attend a meet up, but think you'd probably enjoy it.

MilesPerHour said...

I have never been invited to one so the answer is no. I can say that I have developed relationships via emails and telephone calls with a couple great people I met through blogging.

Ondo Lady said...

LOL This is kind of like the blind date scenario isn't it? It sounds good in theory but when you get there you don't know whether you will click or whether there will be awkward silences. The thing is unless you try you will never find out. When I hosted our first Blogger Meet Up I did not know what to expect and I do wonder if it would a nightmare but it turned out great. Bloggers tend to be an honest bunch so if you have a lot to talk about online chances are you will offline. Go for it and let me know how it goes.

Ps: You shy? I would never have guessed.

Angel said...

@Mista Jaycee, ok I’m going to take your advice and get out there. You are right I might learn some new things, enjoying your blog by the way

@CurvyGurl, I will let you know what its like

@MPH, Wow I wish I could call some of the people I met though blogging, I’ve never asked them because I didn’t want them to think I’m mad! Lol I will definitely go to the next one.

@Ondo Lady, yeah it is like a blind date but I’m definitely going to the next one…and yes I am shy lol

12kyle said...

*sorry I'm late* :)

I think you should check it out. You'll like it. If I was in the UK...I'd come thru!

Thanks for the comments today! 'Preciate tha luv

Emeka Amakeze said...

I would really recommend a bloggers meet. It's certainly a big attraction to see in flesh and blood, the people that have given life to words on blogger - words that have encouraged us, given us hope, made us laugh, and echetaram echetaram. Do it Angel.

Shubby Doo said...

i've also met afrobabe, jarrai, shoanvixen and was a luncheon at shona's.i've also met allied in america.

i think the most important thing is to make sure you already have some sort of rapport with the bloggers in question. cos when u get together it will be like being with old friends cos they know your stories and you know theirs too!

hoping to meet lolobloggs soon

Angel said...

@12kyle I didn’t go but you know the next one I’m on it!

@Emeka, I will with the next one, thanks for your input!

@Shubby Doo, loved your blog it’s a good idea to meet those ones you have that rapport with good suggestion hun.