Saturday, May 06, 2006

A Gathering of Blog Enthusiasts

As a novice blogger, I was excited about the prospect of attending the kickoff of 100 Geek Dinners in 100 Days at Central Market in San Antonio. This campaign was envisioned by Hugh MacLeod. It was interesting for me because as both a PR and blogging novice, I gained some insight into the technique of utilizing blogging for the purpose of promoting one's company or product. It was also a networking opportunity for me.

The co-hosts for the event were Kami Huyse of Communication Overtones and Allen Weinkrantz, of Wide Angle Blog.

I enjoyed the the wine that was provided by Jason Korman of Stromhoek. I mostly enjoyed the fellowship of others in the PR world that I can learn from. I was reminded because of our conversation that blogging can be a very creative and useful tool for promoting a business or product. At the same time, it can have negative effects. This is because, if a business or product has poor performance or reviews, they will show up faster on a blog than some of the other mediums out there. I hope to attend other get togethers like this in the future.

My thanks to all of the other attendees, as I enjoyed meeting each of them and hope to remain in contact in my never ending plan of networking.


Billy Smith said...

Are there any plans for another geek dinner? I would love to come to another one.

Kami Huyse, APR said...

Not yet, but we will let you know here the next time we do have one.

IABC will be having a luncheon on May 30, 2006, where Alan Weinkrantz and I will be speaking.

We will post the details here when we get them.