[freedomtowernight_edited.jpg] 26th Parallel: Miami Bloggers Gather

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Miami Bloggers Gather

Last night, a group of Miami bloggers, yours truly included, attended a gathering at one of Miami's most venerable institutions: Tobacco Road.

I haven't checked the other bloggers' postings this morning because I wanted to write this post purely from my perspective.

First and foremost, thanks to Alesh of Critical Miami for putting this event together. Much like a blind date, initial meeting the bloggers was a little awkward. However, unlike most blind dates, the end result was quite rewarding.

I won't mention anyone specifically by name since I don't want to leave anyone out, but I honestly enjoyed meeting and talking to every single one of you. Despite our differences in opinion on many subjects, a camaraderie was evident. When the veil is lifted on the person behind the blog, you get to see the whole person, not just words and names on a computer screen. You begin to picture the motivation behind their opinions and thoughts. Most importantly, you realize that they are just like you: someone who wants to communicate and connect with others via this strange and wonderful thing called blogging.

One thing is for sure: I'll never see the Miami bloggers and their web sites the same way again.

Here's to more gatherings in the not too distant future!


Blogger Jonathan said...

Robert, thanks! Nice to meet you too. And thanks for linking.

10:58 AM, August 14, 2006  
Anonymous Lissette said...

I wish I could've been there. Had it not been for the wedding, the boating, and the road trip in between all that, I would have definitely been there. Definitely next time though.

12:53 PM, August 14, 2006  

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