[Checking teeth in phone mirror. Nope, no spinach.]
"Look everybody, it's the new Sandy Brady!"
Today I'm breaking new ground. I'm casting my social-anxiety dysfunction to the wind and venturing forth into the terrifying realm of Blogger Meetups.
Actually, I look forward to it, but I'm nervous...to meet bloggers. Get this: one of the personality quizzes I recently completed...found via a blog...said with great assurance that I am an extrovert. Yyyyeah. Okay, so I'm willing to try it out. I'll come along and see just how outgoing I really am. Keep me away from those lampshades.
I'm only half kidding. I am nervous. But it is complicated by the fact that, I confess, I haven't really reached to Sydney bloggers at all. Since I began dipping my toes in this pool of newmedia proportions in January of this year, most of the bloggers I have connected with are back in the U.S. That's probably because Homer, my friend from
halcyon Tucson days, is a veteran blogger, and I wanted to be just like him. Only shorter. Through him, I've connected with a few U.S.-based bloggers. But now it's time to look locally!
Once I started looking for Sydney bloggers last week, I just happened upon notice of the Sydney meetup. Great timing. Sad, however, that no one will know me in advance, for I doubt many Sydneyside bloggers even know about my blog. That might be a good thing, however. Most people meet bloggers after they've read their musings. Then again, I might be shattering a cardinal rule of blog-etiquette. I'm sure they'll let me know.
Sydney Blogger Meetup
5pm, 29 July
Tilbury Hotel, Woolloomooloo