Hocobloggers: we rock!

4 Jun

I’m a big believer in social capital and the power we each wield as bloggers in helping those in our network be more connected and relevant. Take a look at the amazing work we did — individually and together — as a community of bloggers. The document I link to is a wrap-up of the Pure Wine Cafe party activity I could find in the blog, twitter, facebook, foursquare and event software realms.

Big thanks to each of you who helped make this party one of the best ever. Whether you tweeted about it, told a friend, showed up and participated, or commented on another bloggers’ site, thank you, thank you, thank you!

And, never one to miss an opportunity to be a broken record —

  • I’m always looking for co-hosts for the hocoblogs parties.(Details here.)
  • Hocoblogs is a site for all people who LIVE in Howard County to post their blogs and connect with other bloggers. Please help us identify and populate this site with local bloggers (regardless of their blogs subject matter) and invite your friends, colleagues and neighbors to submit their blog on www.hocoblogs.com.
  • If you’re tweeting, please consider following @hocoblogs
  • And check in — and participate where you can — in Hocomojo‘s site, too! They’re doing great work and are an interesting add-on to the community conversation.

Muchas gracias!



3 Responses to “Hocobloggers: we rock!”

  1. 0bject June 4, 2010 at 10:52 am #

    Hi Jessie X –

    I enjoyed meeting everyone, the depth, breadth & informality of the discussions. On your other site you write …

    * for myself to take inventory of the kind of pr and social capital happened around the Pure Wine Cafe event (and to begin to set up a “checklist for success” of future activities I may want to do …

    I agree with the checklists, suggesting a kind of ‘where are we at / where do we want to get to’ ongoing status updating.

    For myself, I think it’s important to look at what’s not being seen/said/heard from. What issues are unpopular, unpolitic or uncomfortable to talk about (& how come)? Who’s not being represented? For instance, the current interest in (or frustration with) trolls & anonymous posters on community websites. It’s complicated. How to make positive, creative use of these conflicted energies & new technologies?

    I like how you are working to keep the HoCo bloggers working, which is very positive.

    Thx to you & @Hecker,

    • JessieX June 4, 2010 at 11:37 am #

      hi richard, thanks for your comments, perspective, coming out to the party … and for your ever-so-well-curated local twitter account. (two thumbs up for @patapscoholler if anyone is looking for a good local twitterer to follow). re the thoughtful and info-chocked email you sent me, i need more time to digest it and might need some help understanding the suggestions and tips you offered. talk to you soon. ~ j

  2. annathema June 15, 2010 at 9:35 am #

    I enjoyed making it back out to a local gathering, and I really look forward to more.

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