On Thursday night I went to the Chapel Hill-Carrboro blogger MeetUp. Actually, I did not plan on going – my wife was out of town and I had kids on my hands on a schoolday, so I told Anton in advance that I would not be coming this time.
But, the previous day both of my kids bugged me about some online stuff, asking me how certain things are done and I had no idea how to help them! I promised I’d ask my blog friends. But then, I had an Eureka moment and asked my kids if they would rather ask my blog friends in person! They were quite enthusiastic about it so we went all three of us to Open Eye Cafe.
Anton has posted the minutes of the meetup so you can see who was there and what we talked about.
About half of the people present will be coming to and in some way be involved in organizing the North Carolina Science Blogging Conference so we talked about it a little bit.
A brand new microbiology blog – Microblogology was born right then and there – at the Meetup.
We got new Blogtogether posters so we can promote the local blogging community and draw more people to blogging.
Anton has a great idea for a Food Blogging Coneference to be held at various eating/drinking locations in the area. What would be the best place to go to taste good wines and talk/blog about them? Abel?
Anyway, my kids did not get the direct answers to their questions, but, the whole event energized them so much they both got on the computer yesterday and today and each figured out for themselves the answers to their questions: Coturnix Jr. solved his Flash problem and Coturnietta figured out how to modify her template the way she likes. And Roy got us the information needed for Coturnix Jr. to upload his Flash animations online.