Wednesday, June 6, 2012
Armchair BEA: Day 3, Le'ts Talk Networking
Today's Armchair BEA topic is Let's Talk Networking. Sharing how you use your blog to get involved in your community and with other bloggers in real life. I don't know, I think I use my blog as an outlet because I don't meet people in real life who read. Okay, that's an excuse because I pretty much am a homebody. My second excuse is that I've only been blogging for about 2 weeks. My third excuse is that I once went to a real life book club and had a horrible experience. It was like a bunch of people were trying to one-up each other to be the smartest guy (girl) in the room. One guy even lifted ideas off the NYT's review of the featured book. I never went back.
Okay, excuses out of the way, today's topic did inspire me to at least go out and investigate real world events near me. There is a blogging group, but they haven't met or had any activity in 6 months. There's a WordPress group, but I use Blogger- would that be a violation of some kind of etiquette? In any case, if you want to search out book related groups in your own area, http://www.meetup.com/ seems to be a good resource. Suggested search terms: book club, blogging or blogger, and WordPress.
Anyone have any other resources to find fellow members of the Book-Loving tribe in real life?