There we all were, or weren’t, in TGI Friday’s this afternoon! :)
Not a disaster by any means as we did manage to gather three superstars of the blogosphere as well as one wife, one daughter, one significant other and a lot of empty glasses but there were a significant number missing. The bloggers were Expateek, Island1 and myself. The others were in some way related to the bloggers and the empty glasses belonged to TGI’s.
I think the lessons to be learned when organising a blog-meet are;
1/ Don’t cancel it and then change your mind again.
2/ Don’t forget to tell people about it or about the change of venue
3/ Don’t go ‘off the radar’ by crashing your mail at critical times
4/ Give people plenty of notice
5/ Offer incentives to turn up – money, free food, cute cuddly toys
Fingers will not be pointed. We’re not bean-spilling kind of people but no females were guilty and neither was I, well, except for the change of venue.
So. Onwards and upwards. We’ve tested the system and it works, it is possible to put three bloggers together without any need to have buckets of water on standby in the event of a bout of spontaneous combustion. The next meeting has been set for February 7th, 2009 at a Warsaw venue to be announced nearer the time. We are able to give such loooooooong notice because Expateek was there and before Island and I could mumble “I suppose we’ll have to do it again then”, she’d whipped out an efficient looking filofaxy whatsit and set the date for us! She’s since been appointed honorary secretary of the Warsaw Bloggers Association.
February, dude. Be there or be rectangular!