More than anything else, the thing I love about blogging is that it brings people together. Not just online, but offline too. Which, I guess, is why I find myself organising yet another blogger meet-up, this time in St. Albans where I live.
Some of you will know that I have several blogs, one of which documents "living, eating and drinking" in St. Albans. The blog has taken off recently, with traffic now far exceeding traffic here on cybersoc.com.
In implementing it, I’ve stolen some of the ideas from the BBC Manchester Blog – namely, to aggregate and link out to other local bloggers and content sources as a way of positioning the blog at the centre of the local blogging community – and have added a few new tricks, like plotting reviews on a google map.
I’m also organising a meet-up for St. Albans based bloggers in the hopes that, by going out and having a few beers, we’ll start to think of ourselves as a community of bloggers who can each give and receive links, content and assistance to each other. Oh, and go for yet more beers on other ocassions.
So if you’re a St. Albans (or thereabout) based blogger and want to meet other local bloggers, put the 28th of October in your diary and watch this post for a confirmation of the location.
UPDATE: THE VENUE HAS BEEN CONFIRMED – WE’LL BE MEETING AT THE PORTLAND ARMS FROM ABOUT 7PM.