They may not look that excited, and there were more than are seen here, but I think the group that came to our first “Boro Bloggers Meet-up” last night left with their brains buzzing and some real energy for our project. Shoot, just the fact that we got 25 interested people to show up was enough for me, but the questions they asked and the comments they made were more than enough proof that they were thinking hard about the potentials here.
Jeff’s natural enthusiasm didn’t hurt, of course.
There were three community bloggers in the room, and all but one or two of the rest said they at least understood the concept of blogs. There were questions about promoting businesses, about libel, about access…it was all good stuff that really showed their interest. We had representatives from Kiwanis, the Women’s Club, the Computer Club, and assorted other groups. Really a nice mix.
But I also realized, once again, that there is a long road to hoe for people just coming to this technology. I want Flemington to turn in to blogwikirssfurlville and be the most information literate, Internet savvy community in the country that becomes proof positive to the potential of these technologies. But, as in my previous post, that’s going to take a while.
Still, there’s a neat feel to community blogvangelism. September 15 is our next Meet-up, and we’re hoping to have some bloggers up and running at nj.com by then. Stay tuned…