Two Opportunities for Bloggers to Meet

The Polk County Bloggers, a not-for-profit, bylaws free, organization sans leadership, is happy to announce two meetings in July for area bloggers, citizen journalists, paid journalists privileged to write blogs, business bloggers, and anyone with an hour to spare.

July 21, 2008
Noon to 1 pm
at the Lakeland Area Chamber of Commerce
(Yes, you read that correctly.)
35 Lake Morton Drive
Lakeland, FL

This meeting is focused on the business that blogs, hopes to blog, or wonders why customers always ask for the company “blog.” It doesn’t matter if your company is for profit, not for profit, or wondering what this “profit” thing is that everyone talks about. We’ll mainly discuss some of the problems and opportunities blogging brings to your business, but the floor is open to any of your questions.

By July 17, please email me at meeting [at] lakelandlocal.com if you plan to attend the Noon meeting. I’d like to give the Chamber a head count.

July 28, 2008
6:30 to 8:30
at Mimi’s Cafe
3770 Lakeside Village Court
Lakeland FL

This is a casual meeting of a very informal network of Polk County bloggers. You’re invited even if you have never written a single blog post.

We spend the time talking about blogging — how, why, and where. Members are known to take the conversations far afield. Yes, “conversations”. This isn’t the traditional one member speaks at a time kind of meeting. We split up into small groups to chat.

It’s a restaurant and you can eat, drink, and be merry if you wish. If you plan to come please do me a favor and email me so I can call the restaurant with an idea oh how many will attend.

So, by July 21, please email me at meeting [at] lakelandlocal.com if you plan to attend the dinner meeting.

Thanks.

8 thoughts on “Two Opportunities for Bloggers to Meet

  1. This is a fantastic idea! Regretfully I’ll be in Japan at this time. Do you plan other meetings? I would be interesting in helping/sponsoring. I organize the Central Florida .Net Users Group – many members of our community have blogs and may be interested in this.

    Good luck in your first meeting!

  2. This is a fantastic idea! Regretfully I’ll be in Japan at this time. Do you plan other meetings? I would be interesting in helping/sponsoring. I organize the Central Florida .Net Users Group – many members of our community have blogs and may be interested in this.

    Good luck in your first meeting!

  3. I am confused by Roy’s comment of this being a first meeting…

    Anyhoo I know you said to e-mail, but since we don’t have by-laws I am RSVPing to Mimi’s and sending my regrets for the Chamber one. I will be in Hotlanta that week.

  4. I am confused by Roy’s comment of this being a first meeting…

    Anyhoo I know you said to e-mail, but since we don’t have by-laws I am RSVPing to Mimi’s and sending my regrets for the Chamber one. I will be in Hotlanta that week.

  5. Cat is correct…this isn’t our first meeting by a long shot. We’ve just been kind of low key.

    I wonder if I should find out how to get in that cool Ledger calendar?

  6. Cat is correct…this isn’t our first meeting by a long shot. We’ve just been kind of low key.

    I wonder if I should find out how to get in that cool Ledger calendar?

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