SD Bloggers 2013 Kickoff Extravaganza

  • February 21, 2013 · 6:30 PM
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I encourage you to attend the SD Bloggers 2013 Kickoff Extravaganza!

We'll be meeting at the Sammy's Woodfired Pizza in Del Mar (@SammysWPizza), where they will be generously hosting appetizers from their revised menu, along with complimentary Blogtini cocktails provided by our friends at Bare Mixers cocktail mix (buy 3 bottles and get free shipping!) and Svedka Vodka (Shout out to @Svedka). We'll also have Dining Out Magazine (@DiningOutSD) covering our event and taking photos to be featured on our partner web sites.

Yes, you heard right, Blogtini cocktails. Yum.

I'd like to use this meetup as a way to mix and mingle with our fellow San Diego bloggers, meet new bloggers that have joined our group since the last meetup, as well as get feedback from each of you on what future topics you'd like to discuss, such as promoting your site, managing your site, finding contributors or guest bloggers, platform discussions on WordPress or Blogspot, or even speakers you'd like to hear from.

I look forward to seeing you there, put it on your calendar and RSVP today. :-)

Thanks,

@DowntownRob

 

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  • Tracey B.

    I'm so bummed I couldn't make it. Last minute childcare challenges. Definitely want to attend next time.

    February 25, 2013

  • natalie s.

    It was such a great night! Hope you all enjoyed your Bare Cocktails :)

    February 22, 2013

  • Tiff M

    We had fun! Great Job Rob :)

    February 22, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    Everyone please join the FB Group, where we'll continue the dialog beyond the Meetups: https://www.facebook.com/groups/sdbloggers/ I'll start planning topic and speaker-based meetups in the near future based on your feedback there.

    2 · February 22, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great job last night and fun to meet everyone - here is my review http://nerdsdoitbetter.com/meetup/

    February 22, 2013

  • Brianne

    I had a great time and really enjoyed meeting so many fellow bloggers. DiningOutSD posted pics here: http://on.fb.me/XGvRUz

    February 22, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Great night...glad I was able to get in just under the wire. Thanks to everyone for all the great advice. Still waiting for my business cards so if you talked to the Halloween guy, my site is Hellofahalloween.com if you want to check it out. Please be brutal so I can make it better. Thanks again Rob and everyone who came!

    February 22, 2013

  • Patti S.

    I was so impressed to see so many people attend. It was certainly a high-energy event to get to know people, so a good "Kickoff" in that regard. Looking forward to attending more meetings and learning a lot!

    1 · February 22, 2013

  • Robert C.

    Excellently organized!

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • SimplyD

    Good mix of people - everyone mingled which was nice to see. :)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    I encourage everyone to Tweet and Facebook post about our great sponsors that make events like this so great: @SammysWPizza (not just pizza! Instagram your photos with #sammysrocks for a chance to win $100 gift cert), @BareMixers (Buy bottles on baremixers.com), @Svedka Vodka, @DiningOutSD (Thanks for the great photos too), and @Uber_SD (Thanks for the $100 gift cert we gave away. Use promo code "SDBLOGGER" to save $10 off your 1st ride!). Tweet me @DowntownRob and make sure I follow you back. ;-)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Janae

    It was fun to mingle with other people and bloggers. I kind of wish it had a little bit of structure at the beginning for a formal welcome and maybe some instructions or a goal of exchanging a number of business cards or something (since I sometimes have a hard time being super outgoing), but there was a really fun and laid-back atmosphere about the group tonight.

    1 · February 21, 2013

    • DowntownRob

      Yes, we'll have more structured events coming up, with topics and speakers. This venue was great, but difficult to even make announcements.

      February 21, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    Thanks so much to everyone that attended, it was a great event. I will be sending out a post-event email with more info, and definitely want to get your feedback on future meetups, speakers and topics for educational meetups, as well as venue ideas for future mixers. Great seeing you all and meeting so many new people. :-)

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Chef M.

    Hats off to Downtown Rob!

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Chef M.

    There's nothing better than hanging with your peers and talking shop. So many talented people are a part of this group.

    February 21, 2013

  • Mark L.

    Sorry for late notice, but I will not make it back in time for event - another wait lister just got in!

    February 21, 2013

  • becky

    Darn, Peggy. Was hoping to see you.

    Rob, I can only stay about an hour, maybe a tiny bit longer. So there will be room after I slink off!

    February 21, 2013

  • Kari R.

    Dang I just made it on the invite list but not feeling well. Have fun everyone, can't wait for the next one.

    February 21, 2013

  • Tom H.

    I made it.....Thank you rain!!!!

    February 21, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    The waiting list isn't having much movement because the RSVP limit is 75 and we're still over that... the patio will be at capacity, but I'm sure arrivals will be staggered and we'll rub elbows if need be. ;-)

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    I've already laser printed name badges for those that have RSVPed, and have extras for guests and those that make it off the waiting list. See you tonight!

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • Julia

    Ahhh won't be able to make it tonight. Want to open up a spot for someone...it won't let me? Rob..? Lol. Have fun!

    February 21, 2013

    • DowntownRob

      Got ya taken care of. Rain check Julia!

      February 21, 2013

  • Tom H.

    Oh Man I am forth on the wait list and it's noon on Thursday. I'm starting to sweat it a little.

    February 21, 2013

    • SimplyD

      Looks like you're moving up a bit....

      February 21, 2013

  • natalie s.

    SD Bloggers-- Go Bare with a Bare Party Package. Bare is selling party packs at a $5.00 discount to SD Bloggers. Only $15.00 for 2 bottles of Bare Mixers which will make up to 25 all-natural, low-cal, gluten-free delicious cocktails!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Peggy G.

    Can't come, so take my spot!

    February 21, 2013

  • natalie s.

    My company @baremixers is making the bare svedka "robtinis" tonight. I am giving away a few bottles to bloggers who are willing to taste test it and write about it! Let me know if you're interested :)
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    Can't wait to see everyone!

    2 · February 21, 2013

  • April C.

    My reminder went off at 4:30 this morning...I'm so ready for this!

    1 · February 21, 2013

  • Sondra

    Looking forward to this!

    February 21, 2013

  • Angela

    Just opened up a spot! Can't make it, someone have fun for me!

    February 20, 2013

  • Michelle S.

    won't be able to make it so that will open up another spot on the waitlist

    February 20, 2013

  • Patti S.

    Made it to the meeting list from the wait list! Look forward to meeting people tomorrow evening. Appreciate it!

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • Suzette V.

    Darn it! Having a teenager got in the way of my fun...again! Not gonna make it after all, but will be looking for tweets and photos!!

    February 20, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    Tomorrow's the night! We'll have a Minglestream Tweetwall set up, use hashtag #sdbloggers when Tweeting about the event, share photos, etc. We plan on having an Instagram contest with some giveaways, too. I look forward to seeing you all there!

    2 · February 20, 2013

  • keithbooe

    Won't be able to make it. @DowntownRob was buying all of my drinks, so whomever gets this spot, make sure you hold him to that. Have fun, y'all, and look forward to seeing folks next time!

    1 · February 19, 2013

  • Steve E

    My plus one and I won't be able to attend so that opens two spots. Cheers!

    1 · February 20, 2013

    • Leah P.

      My plus 1 and I will miss you.

      1 · February 20, 2013

    • DowntownRob

      Ah sorry to hear Steve, rain check ;-)

      1 · February 20, 2013

  • Patti S.

    So pleased to join and look forward to meeting all.
    Hope I will make it from waiting list to meeting list!

    February 2, 2013

    • SimplyD

      Hope You're moving up on the attending list! ;)

      February 19, 2013

  • Kristin

    Looking forward to it!

    February 19, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Unfortunately I will be unable to attend. Would like to give someone the opportunity to take my spot.

    February 19, 2013

  • Lydia W.

    Thank you! Lookin' forward to it!

    February 18, 2013

  • Bob B.

    Thanks!

    February 18, 2013

  • DowntownRob

    Thanks Natasha and Rhea for updating your RSVP and allowing others to attend, I appreciate it.

    February 18, 2013

  • Lydia W.

    I am currently waitlisted, but hope I get to attend.

    2 · February 18, 2013

  • Natasha P.

    I have to work that evening so now my spot is open for someone else!

    February 17, 2013

  • Rhea T.

    Don't think I can make it, opening up my spot for someone who can for sure. Have fun!

    February 17, 2013

  • Kristin

    Bummer! I could have sworn I RSVP'd for this weeks ago. This is my first experience with Meetup, so I must have done something wrong :(

    February 16, 2013

  • Puja T.

    Hey Rob! Any chance you can add to the number of attendees? It won't even let me get on the waiting list. :(

    February 7, 2013

    • Julia

      Hmm I'm having the same problem...can't get added to the waitlist?

      February 15, 2013

    • DowntownRob

      Hi Julia I'll check it out!

      February 15, 2013

  • Chef M.

    I just moved to 92130! That's got to count for something! And my ChefMarian.com Blog! Let me in! lol

    February 15, 2013

  • Kate H.

    fingers crossed!

    February 15, 2013

  • @californiakara

    Got called out of town, so congrats to one lucky wait lister!

    1 · February 12, 2013

  • Melonie G.

    I guess I'm on the wait list. But I'm with the DJ...

    2 · February 5, 2013

    • Peggy G.

      Dang! I'm waitlisted too...

      February 11, 2013

    • Peggy G.

      W00t! I'm in!

      February 12, 2013

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