The local Adelaide bloggers/micro-bloggers group that I help to organise had our fifth and final meet-up of the year at Jim Manning's beautiful home. There were a few "firsts" during this get-together, including:
Of course, it was also great to meet a few folks for the first time like Jen (w/JJ), Geoffrey, James, Bruce, and Matt from Kirrihill, as well as the family members of long-time attendees - Melissa and Charlie. Also good to see Bridie again, and to finally get Simon to show up in a meet-up.
Too bad I missed our good friend Steve D, who went to the party after I had to go home. But, at least I was there when he mentioned our group during his radio show. Thanks for that, Steve! 🙂
And, if I were to give out meet-up awards, I'd love to give a special mention to Kay Walker, Steve Thomas, Melissa Williams, Steve Davis, Jim Manning, and Charlie Robinson for having attended 4 out of the 5 meet-ups of the year. You guys rock! Thanks sooo much for helping to make this happen.
So yeah, it was a great way to end the year's meet-ups. Again, thank you to all who took part in our 2008 meet-ups. Hopefully, we'll be able to do more in 2009. And perhaps, even better! In fact, I've been talking to a few folks already about the different ways we can make next year's meet-ups even bigger and better. So, let's see how we can make it all happen.
Photo credit: All photos are mine, except for the last 2 at the bottom where you can see me. Those were taken by Janette Toral and re-posted with permission. Thanks, Janette!
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.