When Bloggers Get Together, Great Things Happen!
It began with a suggestion between I set out that late morning, having completed other important tasks of the day, and was looking forward to my early weekend, kicked off by meeting some great people. Despite a diversion on the way that added 30 minutes to my journey, everyone waited with ordering lunch until I had arrived. I realised that there was only one blogger that I had not met in person, Derbhile. Others had only previously known one person.
The lunch was a total success, Bloggertone Meetup#2, and it was hard to leave. Just a few days later, we are already in contact to organise Bloggertone Meetup#3, which we are hoping will include the wonderful Elli St.George Godfrey who will be visiting from the States.
So when you build a relationship online, to actually meet offline is such a bonus. The debate will go on for decades whether online relationships are possible. For me particularly, trust is key. Trust can build easily online through transparency, reciprocation and mutual promotion, as well as dialog outside of the main group that enhances the relationship. Skype is great for this purpose.
I am not saying that offline meetings are necessary, or that they need to happen, but when they do, great things happen!
Thank you Bloggertone, thank you all who made the trip to Dublin last week, and thank you readers, for making all this worthwhile.
I look forward to Meetup#3 already.
Elaine Rogers is a Business Trainer, Coach and Writer. She takes pain away. She helps soothe the rough and tumble of running a business through education, information and coaching. And a bit of entertainment. Elaine hangs out at The Smart Train She provides online training and coaching solutions in the areas of MS Office Skills, Business Skills, and Soft Skills. She also provides exclusive content for her ever growing email list.Read Full Bio