Vancouver Blogger Meetup – Lots of Fun! 

Just came back from the Vancouver Blogger Meetup and I have to say, it was a lot of fun! Taking place at Shennanigan’s on Robson, I didn’t know what to expect. In fact, I didn’t even know why I was going other than to meet the people I’ve been Twittering with for the past few weeks.

I met quite a few really interesting people. Erika (the designer) and I had great conversations on design to sustainability,later being joined by Simon and Diana, then Barbara. Each person offered his or her own perspective on the issues and it turned into a well rounded series of discussions.

Being a good host, Raul made sure that everyone was having fun and was part of the action! No pressure of course, he just said hi and let us know that he really does care. Thanks to Raul for that by the way.

Nearing the end of the night, I announced my intentions to leave and was pulled further into conversation after conversation. Normally I’d be staring at the door waiting for it to stop, but here I felt comfortable. At home speaking with like-minded people on topics I care about. Sooooo glad to have been delayed.

I think it’s just another example of the new culture that is breeding from online communities. Everyone pursues thier passions even in as simple a form as a blog about what they care about. That makes them interesting people because they are passionate about their beliefs and interests. You’re not speaking to robots trying to promote themselves but rather living, breathing, and caring individuals that just want to reach out and make friends.

In my fourth month in Vancouver I’m finding myself more and more at home. With great people like Raul, Jan, David, and the many others that attended, I feel a strong sense of a community of millions of people. So strong in fact that I’m already counting down the days to the next meetup!