So the Bloggerfest wasn’t anything like last year.
I’m VERY glad to see that the E-Strip Bloggers attended, even for just a little bit. (Even at the last minute when I had no idea to spread the word to the Central Terminal contacts Derek and Mike) Apologies to anyone who came out and felt shunned by the blogging community, which was entirely not intended.
In the defense of many, many Buffalo Bloggers, I had this post up on my blog and as you can see from the comments VERY FEW PEOPLE RESPONDED which meant no one was able to attend. (Please look at this post or this post or this post or this post to see an example of people who have responded in the past to blogger events.)
In fact, earlier this week I blogged about this very fact and three people responded. I also mentioned that this event was first and foremost a Central Terminal fundraiser that bloggers would be attending.
Jen 14221 was nice enough to put a flyer together and initiate the whole idea and I publicized a get-together and volunteered to be the contact and no one was able to show up.
Several bloggers have been talking about trying to get people together for sometime and the comments are few and fewer in between, unlike last year, this event was a quick attempt to try to get a group of us together, since it had been a long time.
I’m sorry I wasn’t there, (actually I’m not sorry, I was sick all week) and I told this to anyone who emailed me. And actually, this time, I never even said I would be there when posting the event in the first place.
What else do people expect?
I’m one of the few out there who INITIALLY started to bring the Buffalo Bloggers together and still somehow end up trying years later. BRING PEOPLE TOGETHER. Network, collaborate…one of the good guys.
I might be All Things in my own blog world, but I can only know the information I am given from other people in the community…especially new people and groups out there who might be interested in meeting too.
On a less defensive note…
A few of us have decided upon a December date for an actual Blogger get together. And no, I haven’t posted anything about it yet or sent out any emails, but it has been mentioned a few places, again to little fanfare and reposting.
So what’s going on Buffalo Bloggers? Cause I gotta tell ya, I LOVE planning parties and events. I really, really do. And I have always, always tried to be accommodating with dates and times to bring the most people together. (Geez, I even invited bloggers I didn’t even KNOW yet to a personal New Years Brunch at my house, how much more accommodating can I be?) But if people in the community aren’t responding? What can I do?
I guess I can keep on trying…thank you to all who try with me.