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. 🙂
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.