D.C. Blogger Meetup Report

Posted: August 17th, 2005 | Author: | Filed under: Blogosphere, District of Columbia | 11 Comments »

Tonight was the monthly blogger meetup I’ve been hosting for almost a year now, and it was by far the best event yet with about 18 people turning out. We met at Pharaoh’s Bar and Grill, an Adams Morgan bar I like quite a bit that’s both centrally located but also a bit out of the way. The bartender, John, was very friendly and was a DCist reader who had read our review of the bar and seemed happy to have the extra business on what he feared could be a slow night – he told me he made $2 the night before.

In attendance were a few people who had come to meetups before, as well as a number of new faces, which was good to see. They included: John from Prod and Ponder (one of the most loyal attendees) , Michael from Articulatory Loop, Pat from DCblogs, Kim from Alt Hippo, Karen Fox, Wayan from Belly Button Window and DC Metblogs (who I found out had posted about the meetup and just posted this photo), Nikolas from a livejournal site I can located that looks like “atrustheotak.livejournal.com”, Robert of Team Wet Dog, Scott and Kristin from BrokeKid.net, Bill (no blog), Chuck of the Chutry Experiment, Alex of al3x.net, Brian from I495 Blues, and Shannon from DC Sleeps Alone Tonight/Playful in DC.

Phew. If I missed you leave a comment. What’s next? RSVP for next month, of course.

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11 Comments on “D.C. Blogger Meetup Report”

  1. 1 Alex Payne said at 11:44 pm on August 17th, 2005:

    Got the URL for my site wrong ;)


  2. 2 Robert said at 12:07 am on August 18th, 2005:

    It was good to meet everyone – lots of new blogs to check out; I have my reading cut out for me.

  3. 3 pat said at 12:09 am on August 18th, 2005:

    Rob, Thanks so much for organizing this. It was a great time.

  4. 4 Rob said at 12:26 am on August 18th, 2005:

    Fixed, Alex.

  5. 5 Nikolas said at 1:38 am on August 18th, 2005:

    Thanks for organizing the event. It was fun and interesting.

    Shame on my handwriting and entirely-too-long-urls.com

  6. 6 Brian said at 7:28 am on August 18th, 2005:

    It was a really great time. Thanks a bunch Rob for hosting a fun event. I’ll see you guys next month.

  7. 7 The DC Blogger Meetup Group was last night - Broke Kid said at 8:43 am on August 18th, 2005:

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  8. 8 Michael said at 9:05 am on August 18th, 2005:

    I had a blast meeting everyone…now let’s see how much work I can avoid by checking all these new blogs!!

  9. 9 playfulindc said at 9:11 am on August 18th, 2005:

    Thanks a million. What an interesting evening!

  10. 10 Scott said at 9:20 am on August 18th, 2005:

    Last night was a cool experience…can’t wait for the next one.

  11. 11 DCBlogs said at 1:30 pm on August 8th, 2006:

    [...] Also noted: All I think About is Food shares a vegetarian secret, with recipe. It’s one we don’t talk about, but we all keep. We like soy meat substitutes. Donkey Rampant in the City shares a beautifully written letter from a friend who is in Russia. He introduces the letter this way: Just think when you have it bad, you still have it better than this… For those of you who believe that bloggers blog because they have no other way to have fun, check out this report by Rob Goodspeed, the editor of DCist, on the monthly DC Blogger Meetup. Rob has graciously organized these get togethers. Itís a real joy to meet some of the people behind so many of DCís lively blogs. I encourage anyone with an interest in blogging to attend. Itís a nice way to meet new people. [...]