So many of us blog to connect, so today we'd like to focus on a few ways we're meeting up and connecting in real life.
Join Us In San Francisco
If you're attending the Web 2.0 Expo in San Francisco from April 22nd - 25th, we'd like to invite you to meet up with staffers and fellow bloggers from TypePad and Six Apart.
Look for Six Apart's booth (location #245) at the Expo, where we'll have some demonstrations of our latest products and services as well as some goodies to give away. We're holding a drawing to give away 5 Vudu boxes so be sure to stop by our booth! You can also drop in on Six Apart staffer David Recordon's panel on April 24th from 2:40-3:30pm to hear him speak about Open Platforms in Web 2.0.
On Wednesday, April 23rd, we're participating in the South Park Progressive Party event from 7-10pm where companies and sponsors in and around South Park are hosting parties and opening their offices. At Six Apart HQ we're hosting a miniature golf party. Come join in the fun to compete for prizes while you eat, drink and network!
- Will you be attending Web 2.0? Let us know in the comments.
Speaking of Meetups...
TypePad member Georgia Getz, author of i am bossy, is in the midst of an amazing road trip across the United States where she's meeting her readers in person. She's on a mission to meet all her bloggy friends and has already stopped through Tallahassee, Los Angeles, Portland and everywhere in between. Georgia's latest post is from Rawlins, Wyoming, with miles to go before her trip concludes.
We would have told you about her trip sooner, but we just got wind of it from a great article in the Seattle Post Intelligencer. Georgia, we're sorry we missed you in San Francisco - drive safely out there and let us know how you're doing!
Read more about Bossy's Excellent Road Trip.
- Has your blog reading or writing inspired an upcoming trip, meetup or event? Let us know in the comments.
And Speaking of Amazing TypePad Bloggers...
If you haven't stopped by Martha Stewart's blog on TypePad, you should read her poignant post about the passing of her beloved Chow, Paw Paw.
Six Apart co-founder Mena Trott described this post as the birth of Martha Stewart as a true blogger:
"It was a real blog post, not something manufactured for a glossy magazine. It was a chronology of Paw Paw's last day. The captions, as written by Paw Paw, were brief and so not about perfection and good things, but about a good life."
Losing a pet is something so many of us can relate to, and sharing our personal triumphs and tragedies is just one of the many ways we all connect through bloggging. Martha, our hearts are with you during this difficult time. Visit Martha's truly up close & personal blog, and leave your condolences in the comments to her post.