My kind of bloggy gathering…

As many of you no doubt know, BlogHer is going on rightthisminute.

There are WAY more people in the blogosphere NOT going to the conference than going. So some folks decided to have an alternative to BlogHer, which they’re calling “BlogHop ’08.”

I don’t like REAL LIFE parties (one reason I decided not to go to BlogHer — too many people), but I love virtual ones. πŸ™‚

I participated in the Ultimate Blog Party in March. I threw a little giveaway in April (and another one is coming the last week of this month). I’ve hosted three different blog carnivals and participated in a few myself… some big, some small.

So yes. I like reading blogs and “meeting” new people. Blog carnivals, no matter the context, are GREAT ways to do this.

So I’m IN. What about you? For more information, go visit Robin. The party starts at 10 p.m. eastern on Friday, July 18. How long it lasts is pretty much up to us. πŸ™‚

32 thoughts on “My kind of bloggy gathering…

  1. Joy

    I hear ya! Real life parties make me feel… claustrophobic. Not that I’m anti-social. Just not my thang!


    Joy’s last blog post..It’s a Party!

    Birds of a feather… It’s fun to flock together. πŸ™‚

  2. Casey

    I agree, parties from home are far better! it’s fun to go around “meeting” new people. I’m too shy to be around so many people in real life

    Casey’s last blog post..Blog Hop ’08

    Well, I’m glad you came. πŸ™‚

  3. Jean

    I think we’re all at the right party here. From what I can tell so far; most of us are to shy or overwhelmed to venture out in public to meet bloggers in real life and much more comfortable meeting people in the comfort of our home. Nothing wrong with that. A lot cheaper too!

    I was fascinated by the comments this post generated. So many of us are pretty shy/overwhelmed by the thought of big parties. This was a lot of fun.

  4. Kim

    I like small parties – say a game night with a few friends. Anything bigger than that and I clam up!

    I’m right there with you!

  5. Karina

    Love these blog parties because they always introduce me to at least ONE blogger I’ve never read before but can’t wait to begin reading regularly…it’s a great way to “meet” new bloggers!

    Karina’s last blog post..BlogHop 08 – Never Met a Party I Didn’t Like

    Yup… at minimum, it’s a “shot” in the blogger’s arm… new visitors are always fun, even if they stop by only a time or two. πŸ™‚

  6. After a cup of coffee

    Great to meet you! The best thing about virtual parties is that it doesn’t matter what we wear πŸ™‚


    After a cup of coffee’s last blog post..Blog Hop!

    Yeah, that’s the hardest part of “real” parties… what to wear. Apart from the PEOPLE part, that is. πŸ™‚

  7. Kim @ Up North Mommy

    I understand what you mean by too many people at events like BlogHer. When I worked in marketing for Libbey, I did my share of trade shows. Yes they were fun with all the dinners and shows and things like that in the evenings, but I don’t feel much of a need to go do that these days. At this point, I’m thrilled to have an afternoon to myself, just reading, writing, or, better yet, shopping!

    I’ve got my BlogHop post up. Hope you stop by.

    Kim @ Up North Mommy’s last blog post..BlogHop β€˜08

    I do one trade show a year. That is plenty. Thanks for coming by!

  8. Vinca Pervanche

    I’m more of a virtual party kind of girl myself. This is just what I needed to discover some new, interesting blogs. I hope to see you around the blogosphere. Nice to meet you.

    Just when I “need” a blog party, one always seems to come along. πŸ™‚ It was nice to meet you, too.


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