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Re-kickstarting the Northeast Blogger Meetup

From: Karl M.
Sent on: Tuesday, July 10, 2007 10:01 AM
Hi everyone,

This Saturday the Center City Blogger Meetup will be gathering.

I hope you can make it.

Many of you - me included - have not been able to for various reasons. Some of have avoided the group because we perceive it as political (it's not), some because they don't like venturing into CC on a weekend, others, the scheduling has been pretty bad.

Me - I became a daddy (and got a herniated disk, had the day job get extremely busy, my mom almost died (a few times there - COPD), etc, etc - it's been a busy year).

Lets restart the conversation about adding additional Meetups across the region and make it happen.

We are all bloggers, we're all Philadelphians, regardless of race, regardless of religion, regardless of political persuasion - and we can hang out at someplace neutral - have a few beers (or wine, or soda, or bottled water - whatever your preference) and maybe make new friends.

That's the true power of the Web - beyond networking - beyond the holy dollar - it's the chance to connect.

To make this easy, lets just meet at Chickie's & Pete's on the boulevard, 3PM Saturday, same time as the CC Meetup. Long term we can move it to a different day, that way folks can make each Meetup if they wish.

Hopefully, this will become the second in what will be blogging Meetups across the Tri-State area. So many of them, that it will be impossible to avoid scheduling conflicts, but more importantly, so many, that there will always be a pathway to get together with local Philly bloggers in your neighborhood - or someone else's.

The last time I started this thread, I had hoped that being the conversation catalyst was enough. The conversation pretty much died. This time, well, I'm personally going to be there, and I'm really anxious to meet a bunch of you for the first time.

If any of you want to help host other Meetups, maybe one in your neighborhood, answer to this thread or contact me at [address removed].

Urbi et Orbi,

- Karl Martino

Philly Future,

P.S. - remember - it's Tuesday night, Drinking Liberally night. If you have a similar blogging related get together - tell Philadelphia and the world here.

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