Would like to meetAuthor: will | Filed under: 2009, bloggers, blogging, charity, conference, Cork, Dublin, Ireland, Irish, Irish Blog Awards, irish blogers, social, social network, twitter, word of mouth
“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.
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.
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).
Phil Iced Coffee who I have met a few times, but he is the only other person I’ve seen do this.
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.
and see some of you tonight,
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