Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Blog Meets

Recently I’ve been invited to two blog meets.

As I have said before, people are multi-dimensional. And we only expose one side of ourselves in certain situations. The blog is like any online thing…it is only one dimensional. To assume you know who someone is just by reading their blogs is a bit ridiculous. While I do have some bloggers on my facebook, and I have met him and her, face to face, I would like to keep my three worlds separate. They didn’t know I was a ‘blogger’ until after I met them, which I felt a little better about.

Basically what I’m saying is that I will never attend a blog meet. Maybe not never…but definitely not now. I would agree to meet bloggers, (if they initiate) one on one…but that is it. I would not be able to look at everyone in the eyes and know that they read the crap I write, while we down barbecue wings. It’s just not going to happen.

So while some people use this as a means of creating a social network…which is cool. I use it, as a way to vent. I really do wish Mash has an awesome time here, and I wish he had more time, but sorry dude…maybe next time!

Enjoy your stay…and eat a lot before you leave k?


Azra said...

I know what you mean. I'd also prefer to meet people on a one on one basis so you can get to know people individually first before you get to know them in a collective.

Waseem said...

People make too big a deal about the blog meets thing. It is usually friends meeting up. Friends that got to know each other through blogs, just like you get to know friends through any other way. We don't sit around and talk about blogs, and who has the best blog and whatever. It is just get to know friends better. Well that's how I see it. Most of the blog meets for me have been reinforcing friendships. Not to say I'm not friends with people I haven't met.

Of course you are entitled to your view, I am just giving you my impression based on the "blog meets" I have been to.

Trinity said...

@Azra, yup!
@Waseem, I get what you’re saying, but at some point...people compare the person to the blog. Not that it is a bad thing.
Who knows...maybe I will one day even initiate a blog meet!

KiLLa said...

Lotsa ppl judge me by what i used to write..

My first blog meet was weird.. It was as u said.. A bunch of ppl sitting around and looking at each other..

And back in the day i used to write total krap... Nowadays its just krap.. So everyone that met mwe for the 1st time had some weird conception of me..

I went to Kay's meet, cos the food is always lekka at her place and i met MJ alone in durbs..

I prefer one on ones.. U get t o know the person as a person and not a blogger

*1st time i commented in a good few weeks on someones blog

Trinity said...

Well thank you Mr.Killa, I feel all special now *blush*

Trinity said...

I'm just kidding!!!