The reason why I created my bloggers map (over 700 people on there now!) was because I wanted to meet up with bloggers in my area and have a cup of tea, and I assumed that others did too. Since creating it, I’ve noticed a lot more meetups being organised, and that is awesome. Its great that other people agree that its actually quite nice to meetup with likeminded people and talk about stuff that perhaps your family and friends don’t really understand.
The thing that I am a little confused about though is the increasing amount of meetups where the organisers feel like they have to provide a goody bag, get some sponsorship, get a brand involved. It turns what could be quite a informal meetup into a giant event – which, while sometimes thats good, could intimidate some people from going.
So I’d like to propose an un-meetup. A small gathering after work one night in Bristol, where you wont get given anything. Well, besides a good gossip and perhaps some new blogs to read. Would anyone be up for that? (Seriously Laura, if you don’t say yes, I’ll cry ;))
If you’re not in Bristol, but you like the idea of knowing who is in your area, please drop me an email and I’ll let you know who your neighbours are! (And as ever, I would love it if you guys could promote the map again – the only way that it will get better is with more and more people signing up!)
Yes, yes, yes! I live in Weston Super Mare which is only a short train ride away so I can definitely do something ‘after work’. And I agree that Laura definitely has to come too!
Right, here it is, you must organise this and let me know the date.
I don’t live in Bristol but you damn well know I am from the place so I am there, and no tea, just gin & cider. :)
Definitely a lush idea.
p.s I assume I’d be welcome?!
YES PLEASE, if I can I will be there!
Like! Sounds like a great idea Hayley : )
Erm, don’t know why but that link to my latest blog post is nowt to do with me, this is my most recent post… http://shipshapeandbristolfashion.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go/
Random. That link isn’t mine BTW, my most recent post is http://shipshapeandbristolfashion.wordpress.com/2012/02/01/should-i-stay-or-should-i-go/
Great idea! Definitely up for that – especially since I’m moving to Bristol in a week and a half, so no stupid trains for me! x
Id love to meet some new people if I could make it. Years ago I never knew there were people who likes similar things to me until I started reading peoples blogs
Megan | Charadestyle.com says
A very merry un-meetup? :) I would absolutely love to join in! I’ve been meaning to reach out to local bloggers for ages but stepping out from behind the laptop seems somehow quite terrifying… This sounds lovely though! Any notion of a where and a when as yet? ♥