When I think of bloggers meeting bloggers, I think of Halley. Who doesn't? My guess is that Halley holds the world record for blogger actually greeted in person by another blogger. Across the country she goes, carrying the blogworld in her designer handbag, having no qualms or reservations about encountering bloggers in their realworld flesh. We are all Halley's friend in that respect.
Last night I channeled Halley, using a tiny piece of her outbound energy to get my behind out of the house--which required asking my sister to watch Jenna overnight, packing her up, fixing her several medicines for the p.m. and a.m., and dropping her off on my way to the Atlanta Blogger's Gathering, hosted by the super-personable Greg Greene at the 5 Seasons Brewery on Roswell Road.
I got there late, something I've consistently been for the last six years, as they were paying the check, but it was fascinating to meet some real, live, in-person bloggers. I only wish I'd gotten there in time for the lively discussion it seems they had.
The best part of the evening for me was meeting John Adams. What an amazing human being John is. Rather than talking about blogging and bloggers and bloggers blogging about blogging, John told me really cool stories. He has a blogger's heart. Conversation with John is musical--you play something, he takes that and turns it around and adds to it, then he passes it back to you to inform with your voice, and suddenly together you've created this amazing dialogue.
To me, that is blogging.
Pleasure to meet you, John.
After that it was off to see George play the late session at Hueys, which has some spicey n'awlins food peppered with sweet jazz all weekend long.
We finally departed at about 5 a.m. Hit the sack at six, up at 1:00 with a phone call from my sister that Jenna was ready to come home, off to grab her, home to the keyboard, with an urge to tell you all that after two years, I met some realworld folks who blog.
Don't worry Anthony--you'll always hold the spot as the very first co-blogger I knew outside our house. Come to the next get together--would be great to see you guys.