Sunday, May 22nd was the first-ever Louisiana Bloggers Meetup. Held at the Chimes East in Baton Rouge, it was just the kind of thing I love–a bunch of bloggers of all different kinds, talking about things like Twitter, blogging platforms, and analytics. You know, blogger talk.
As I mentioned before, the idea for this meetup came from meeting Elaine of The Miss Elaine-ous Life who lives in Lafayette at a Blogging conference. I’m on the New Orleans Northshore, so we chose to meet in the middle in Baton Rouge. We were lucky enough to be joined by a couple Baton Rouge bloggers as well.
So, we got to have a real-life meetup with: Susan who writes at Forever His–a photography-focused blog. She’s got five sons and three granddaughters, so prepare yourself for some fantastic portraits. She arrived with Deb of Deb Duty Photography who is also a photography blogger (in case the title itself wasn’t enough of a hint). She takes photos of just about everything: plants, her sons, buildings, the moon, everything.
Also in attendance were two food bloggers from Baton Rouge: Jay Ducote who writes at Bite and Booze (also a Radio Program) and Jeremy Wells, owner of the website Faire les Courses. If you didn’t know, Faire les Courses is a French term that translated is “making groceries”–the origin of the odd-ball Louisiana expression. Leave it to me to get schooled on Louisiana culture by a boy from Kentucky! Jeremy’s blog focuses on finding food and Jay’s is more of an eating and drinking chronicle. Both were very nice and spent a lot of time discussing their food.
As always, the thing that strikes me most about meeting bloggers in real life are their stories. Blogs show us one facet of a person, but there is so much more when you get to know them without a screen in between. We’d like to have meetups quarterly, so I hope that even more of you will be able to join us in August.