12 Feb 2009

Would like to meet

Author: will | Filed under: 2009, bloggers, blogging, charity, conference, Cork, Dublin, Ireland, Irish, Irish Blog Awards, irish blogers, social, social network, twitter, word of mouth

Rick O’Shea came up with a lovely idea; who would you like to meet at the 2009 Irish Blog Awards.

“Name 5 bloggers you haven’t met in the flesh before that you’d like to say hi to at the Blog Awards, say why if you want, link to them. They then, in turn, link to 5 bloggers they’d like to meet and so on.”

Now I have a problem with this. I keep meeting people.

I’ve have to re-do my list a few times as I bump in to bloggers and with the upcoming Twestival there is a chance that I might bump in to a few more.

So…

1) Robert Sweetnam.  He used to live near me and I never met him all that time. It tuns out our interests and situations were also similar (even started back in (different) college on the same date).

2) K8 the GR8. Wonderful fiction writer, and all round good person (with an evil streak, naturally). Her posts swerve from laugh out loud funny, to heart break to cruel twists of fate. And she also writes fiction. Having said that, I’m regularly freaked by her dad, Granddad, who I may want to avoid.

3 and 4) Le Craic and Maxi Cane. LC, because he comes up with brilliant ideas that I would like to see succeed, and Maxi as he got me writing fiction again (got to love a deadline).

And finally, 5) Sweary, or rather the Sweary Lady. Cause she makes me laugh, then makes me think. She is the Darwin Awards of blogs.

I should end here, but there are a few special mentions…

Omani – Partly to apologise (until he commented I thought his name was Grace O’Mani).

Darren Byrne and The National Lottie – who were on the list, until I met them at the PR Collision event. (And Darren, go ahead and tell her).

Phil Iced Coffee who I have met a few times, but he is the only other person I’ve seen do this.

Nick McGivney because I think I have already met him and Christian Hughes because after seeing him at the PR Collision even I’m convinced I’ve met before (if not, nice watch).

Graham Linehan simply because I like the IT Crown and Fr. Ted. And also because I don’t expect to see him.

And lastly but not leastly (if that is a word) Debbie Metrustry, one of the organisers of the Dublin Twestival who I am definitely going to meet, because I owe her money and I can’t get in to the Twestival until I pay her.

Some of you may notice that I’ve linked to blog posts an not to their blog front page. Well, if they have automated trackbacks, they’ll notice that I want to meet them. Its a touch more subtle than asking directly. Or is that my devious streak showing itself again.

take care,
and see some of you tonight,
Will Knott

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9 Responses to “Would like to meet”

  1. Lottie Says:

    Oh no. Too many people that I am loosing my mind. I don’t think I got a proper introduction that night of the PR thing – it was a sweeping Visit from me. Will have to meet you properly this evening.

  2. will Says:

    A sweep is as good as a brush, and I’ll say hello properly. Be warned, hugs might happen too.

  3. Maxi Cane Says:

    You don’t want to meet me, I smell and I’ll just pester you for naked pictures of yer ma.

  4. will Says:

    But Maxi, you asked for photos of me. Don’t publish them!

  5. robert Says:

    Cheers Will! quite a few coincidences there alright. Needless to say I’m looking forward to meeting yourself as well.

    I must go work on my list now!

  6. Me Blog! » Blog Archive » Ze blog awards - who would I like to meet? Says:

    [...] – Because as he wrote on his blog “He used to live near me and I never met him all that time. It tuns out our interests and [...]

  7. Lotte Says:

    Lovely to meet you on Thursday Will!

  8. will Says:

    and a pleasure to meet you too

  9. The National Lottie » Blog Archive » All at once… Says:

    [...] on Rick’s Would Like To Meet meme – and all I can say is that 5 people is far too few. I met Will Knott last week so he’s off the list. I really want to meet the Red Lemonaders (two for the price [...]

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