Friday, October 20, 2006

Blogtoberfest: Let the link orgy begin

Last night, I attended Blogtoberfest with Lisa and Meg. In a nutshell (I can never not think of Austin Powers when I use that phrase), a bunch of Boston area bloggers got together at Match to meet each other offline, and fun times ensued. Most of the blogs that I read regularly are not local, so I was a tad anxious that it would be this big clique of people who read each others blogs and I would be left alone, crying into my gin and tonic, and that's exactly what happened. No, just kidding. Everyone was really friendly, and it was nice to go out a bar and hear people chat about their blogs instead of the usual "So, what do you do? I work at Insert Big Financial Company or Consulting Firm Here." I met a ton of people, like the fabulous organizer Jenny (thanks!), Hooker, Jaynie, Tom, David, Abby, and Alyssa. And a bunch of other people I can't remember. I also met a trio of podcasters: John, Frank, and Karen from Rumor Girls, who were so entertaining I might have to check out this whole podcast thing.

The question of the night was "So, what do you blog about?" and I should have been able to come up with a better answer than "Um, I don't know, stuff. Nothing, actually." but I didn't. Oh well. I did tell a few people that I worked with anthrax, which I generally avoid mentioning for obvious reasons. And I told Nathan that I was one of the undead and my image could never be captured on film. Why am I so weird?

Blogtoberfest was a lot of fun, and I am looking forward to reading the recaps and looking at photos from the event on everyone else's blog. Thanks again to Jenny for organizing, and I hope we do it again sometime!

9 comments:

abbyladybug said...

"Um, I don't know, stuff. Nothing, actually."

I said the same thing. I was a little worried, too... like blogs with themes are better than blogs without themes. I think a lot of us spend all day with our chosen "theme", and when it's on our watch, we write about whatever we want. IN YOUR FACE, themes!!

e$ said...

I hated that question!! "I write because I like to bitch about shit" became my answer by the end of the night, which sometimes dead-ended any further questioning.

Tom said...

dude. "anthrax" and "undead" are two killer answers (haha no pun intended) to that question. I mean, you've got your default answer right there.

"What do you blog about?"
"Anthrax and the undead."
"Awesome."

You see?
-t

eileen said...

Anthrax, the undead, and Paris Hilton.

I've got my catch-phrase ready for the next blog meetup.

Jenny said...

Thanks for coming!!! Loved meeting you and talking to you!!

And please, some one asked what I blog about and I said "All the stupid things I do."

so there you go. haha.

The M Show said...

"So entertaining you MIGHT check out podcasting"? Yeah we really make a mark, that's just how we roll, do the math...

eileen said...

Did I say "might"? I meant "definitely."

jayniek said...

great to meet you too! and now i have a new blog to read!

Alyssa said...

I enjoyed meeting you - I think I told people that I write about grass. Which I've done, at least three times.

But I also remember saying something about sociopaths and how most of the time they aren't killers. God, I am awesome at small talk. We should have chatted about anthrax!