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Local bloggers gathered yesterday

I went to my first local blogger gathering yesterday at the Zoo Lake Bowling Club and what an experience that was! The Blogger Meet was organised by the good folks at Ostendo and they even gave out caps to commemorate the event. Mine is right here on my desk. Basically a group of South African bloggers (many of whom I have only recently discovered) got together and chatted, drank and made merry. It really struck me what an awesome group of people they are and how that really enhances the South African blogosphere. Some of the blogs represented there included the following (I apologise in advance if I left anyone off the list – these are the people I remember and recognise):

There were some pretty interesting conversations going on. One discussion was whether blogging is just a trend or a fad (I don’t think so) and what constitutes a blog? For the most part I just felt like a real fanboy being around so many bloggers who are rated as some of the top bloggers in Joburg and whose blogs I have read or heard about. I really got a kick out of the fact that many of them recognised this blog. Thanks a bunch to the Ostendo people for organising the event and for the cap!

Ok, I’ll pack the inner fanboy away and get back to the blogging …

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By Paul

Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at Automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.

24 replies on “Local bloggers gathered yesterday”

Big “THANK YOU” for the brilliant writeup Paul!
Was great having you there! – we will do this again, but next time we will get some more sponsors and probably some media involved!

Regards
– D

Big “THANK YOU” for the brilliant writeup Paul!
Was great having you there! – we will do this again, but next time we will get some more sponsors and probably some media involved!

Regards
– D

Big “THANK YOU” for the brilliant writeup Paul!
Was great having you there! – we will do this again, but next time we will get some more sponsors and probably some media involved!

Regards
– D

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Bru, you are most welcome. I think it would be great to boost the profile of the next meet. And next time, I will make sure I have more time to chat to you more!

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Bru, you are most welcome. I think it would be great to boost the profile of the next meet. And next time, I will make sure I have more time to chat to you more!

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Bru, you are most welcome. I think it would be great to boost the profile of the next meet. And next time, I will make sure I have more time to chat to you more!

It was a blash for sure and it was really nice to see the movers and shakers there – most of whom you see at the annual blog awards – and I guess for good reason.

Paul, it was also great to meet the person behind the blog.

The next meet is probably the blog awards – see you guys and gals then…

It was a blash for sure and it was really nice to see the movers and shakers there – most of whom you see at the annual blog awards – and I guess for good reason.

Paul, it was also great to meet the person behind the blog.

The next meet is probably the blog awards – see you guys and gals then…

It was a blash for sure and it was really nice to see the movers and shakers there – most of whom you see at the annual blog awards – and I guess for good reason.

Paul, it was also great to meet the person behind the blog.

The next meet is probably the blog awards – see you guys and gals then…

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Aquila, good to meet you there too! When are the blog awards usually?

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Aquila, good to meet you there too! When are the blog awards usually?

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Aquila, good to meet you there too! When are the blog awards usually?

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Thanks Daedalus

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Thanks Daedalus

Paul Jacobson – Modiin, Israel – Enthusiast, writer, Happiness Engineer at @automattic. I take photos too. Passionate about my wife, Gina and #proudDad.
paul says:

Thanks Daedalus

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