Melbourne’s inaugural blogging meet-up came together tonight with a very strong turnout.
I usually avoid social gatherings such as this, but the celebrity draw of Darren as the organizer made it hard to miss. I’m really glad that I went, and I’d encourage attendance at the next one.
The interesting thing for me was to talk to people within areas of the blog world I have nothing to do with. The opportunities are quite varied, and I tend to get caught up in the few niches that I follow (tech, business, photography).
A few example discussions may help:
Fashionising - really a social network site for the fashion industry, there is also a blog component to the site. A small team, they are more entrepreneurs than bloggers, and quite a surprise. Expect to hear more from these guys.
SmallOfficeAustralia - just in its infancy, Martin is creating an online destination for local small business. He has lots of ideas on how to serve this market, and it will be interesting to watch over the next year. Especially given that local is the new big.
Well worth the time spent, and a great venue at Horse Bazaar.
Thanks again to Darren for organizing, and thank you to all the wonderful people I met.