Charlotte Bloggers First Meetup!

Update!!! We have a location! Charley's in Cotswold Shopping Center. Walk in between Toys and Co. and Basil Cafe and you will see it. I have reserved the upstairs area. I am excited to announce that our first meetup is scheduled! I can't wait to meet all of you fellow bloggers and / or social media lovers and connect! We will meet in Cotswold and when I get a sense for the RSVPs I will reserve us a space and hopefully get a group discount on food and drinks. Please feel free to come a little late if you need to but realize that we will start introductions and discussion right away. Based on feedback and the most important thing about blogging we will start with a discussion around finding your niche and making your pitch with people's first impressions of both you and your blog. You should put your best foot forward so we will focus on helping each other improve what people see and hear first - your pitch, your design, your layout. Can you define your niche and "pitch" your blog? Is it simple and easy to navigate? Is it easy to read? Have you optimized you sidebar(s) and have an easy way for people to subscribe to your feed and follow you on social media sites like twitter, Facebook and linked in? I am sure this will be a great discussion! Content is King - but you have to sell it with a well thought out pitch and website. I can't wait to meet you all! Of course, laptops are welcome and there is Free WiFi but we'll be mostly chatting IRL style!

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  • towanda_l

    Thanks Brittany! I had a great time. I learned some tips and I met awesome people. I'm looking forward to the next one.

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time and got lots of food for thought! Looking forward to learning and sharing!!!

    July 30, 2010

  • Sherrell

    Thanks Brittany for putting this together. What a wonderful group, I enjoyed the mix of experience levels and ideas. I'm looking forward to continued participation and support.

    July 30, 2010

  • Jessica

    ... I also added a link for directions on how to get rid of the Blogger navbar at the top....

    July 30, 2010

  • Jessica

    I went ahead and blogged the directions about the whole 'nofollow' thing at www.hortonpeephole.blogspot.com

    Hope it helps!

    July 30, 2010

  • Catherine H.

    Great sharing tips of the trade and learning from others.

    July 30, 2010

  • Catherine H.

    It was great meeting you all last night! Looking forward to getting to know you better.

    July 30, 2010

  • Andrea

    Really enjoyed meeting everyone last night and the tips and tricks shared amongst the group were invaluable! By the time, I left, I felt like I had just been in class, I was so full of new info to go "study up" on (aka Google!). Can't wait until the next one! :D

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Everyone be sure to rate the meetup (purple button at the top of the RSVP list)! It helps increase the group's visibility and reputation online. :-)

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    This is a really wonderful group of intelligent and involved bloggers! The first meetup was a really great networking and sharing time, and I look forward to future meetups with focused topics we can really sink our collective teeth into! A million thanks to Brittany for organizing this group!!!

    July 30, 2010

  • julie

    Thanks so much for putting this together Brittany! I'm excited for our next meetup! It was really great meeting all of you!

    July 30, 2010

  • Jessica

    Good time last night! I'll be posting the 'nofollow" links on how to disable it it a bit. Have a great Friday!

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Had a great time and got a lot of great notes; I hope we can get some good hints and discussions posted soon!

    July 30, 2010

  • A former member
    A former member

    Really enjoyed meeting all of you! Can't wait to peruse your blogs some more :)

    July 30, 2010

  • Carol K.

    Just found out about the group today but can't make it this evening. I use a video blog service and am really interested in learning the "how to's" so I can get started with it.

    July 29, 2010

  • Eric L.

    I wish I could make it...I'm hosting/cooking a Choa Dinner that night...

    July 29, 2010

  • Maricris

    So sorry to miss this and miss seeing you and Towanda. But I'll definitely see you at Blogher! Have fun!

    July 28, 2010

  • Rebecca P.

    I am so bummed to miss this, we will be at the beach. I will see you all at the next one for sure!

    July 19, 2010

  • Eric L.

    Could we also at least touch on getting started with a blog...aka a good basic site to start and what software to use to set it up...If someone has some of that info, I would love for you to Fwd. it to me at [masked] I'm just starting in this...I know my way around computers, but just need the basics of bloging to get started...

    July 19, 2010

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