The London Bloggers Meetup Group first came to my attention. It is a rather big meetup group. I continued my search though, to find a brand new meetup group for bloggers in London: London Blog Club. Murray Newlands and Marko Saric (running successful blogs of their own) go to the London Bloggers Meetup Group. After the last event they decided to start their own meetup group.
Tuesday, 2 February 2010 was their new group’s first meetup at The Pitcher & Piano in Holborn. The Central Line train transported me from west to east quicker than I anticipated. I was officially the first attendee at the very first meetup of London Blog Club. Not long after me, more bloggers started to arrive and I enjoyed finding out what part of the bloggersphere they reside.
Where do I find myself in the bloggersphere?
Chatting to other bloggers about their blogs and blog goals (achieved and to achieve) opened up a discussion to myself about my own blog. My website originally was (as mentioned before) to showcase my work. The time then arrived to do a bit of the other. At school, writing and grammar was not one of my strong points. I looked for a bit of help from the book: On Writing Well by William Zinsser. It is (hopefully) helping me to not miss the message and waffle to many long sentences. And if I do, to revert to my core objective and what I am trying to say.
After the meetup when I went through my RSS feed I came across this article: You Got Design Right – Now ‘Write’ Design! – a blog post, from a writer to a designer (how great is that…). In the blog post Dave Thackeray explains his view point of the similarities between the design and writing processes. It made me feel more at ease with the future of my blog (and adamant now not to fail at Project 52).
The joy and reason for me for blogging is sharing my design experiences, other designs I like, event and travel experiences. I also have a few topics up for discussion. As time go by I am sure a few more will come to mind.
Back to London Blog Club Meetup
The first meetup already got my mind to start working. I would not be surprised to see a rapid growth of the London Blog Club. RSVP ‘Yes‘ for the next meetup Tuesday, 2 March 2010 and I will see you there!