My blogging schedule this month tells me that I'm supposed to be reviewing or recommending something today. Well, I thought I'll skip that a bit and share about the upcoming Adelaide Bloggers' (and Social Media Folk) Meet-up instead. Yes, we've got our fifth - and final - official meet-up of the year coming up this weekend. Well, at least the one that I help to organise anyway.
Yes, we're having our end-of-the-year get-together at Vale Park this Sunday, 30th November 2008, 5-9pm. At Jim Manning's residence. If you're keen to get the details, it's available via our Meet-up page or our Facebook Event page.
It is really quite interesting how things have moved from hardly any blog/social media-related meet-ups from last year/early this year... to now having a few folks organising several different meet-ups all over Adelaide/South Australia. I think it's great. And, I hope that the trend continues, so we can spread the love of social media more. 🙂
When I first started trying to organise something here in Adelaide in the last year or so, I barely managed to get a nibble of interest. When I finally pushed through with the first meet-up last January 2008, I think we ended up with about 6 people showing up (including myself). Then, things made a massive leap when the second meet-up in April came around. I think about 20+ folks showed up that night - and it was great.
The following meet-up in June was a bit smaller, more intimate. But, it was a good way to bond and to get closer as a group. The August get-together got a bit bigger again with some new folks, and a few "regulars" have become better friends.
Hopefully, this weekend's party will be a great way to end the year with friends we've made this year through social media. And perhaps, even to meet and to celebrate with new ones. Just a quick look at the RSVP shows that the event is going to be interesting. So, we'll see how it goes! In any case, I'll keep you all posted. 🙂