When Blogs Collide

We met our reader! He’s a really cool guy and tells us he checks our site every day. To save time, we all took down his email address and will just send him what we write instead of posting it here. The site will shut down tomorrow.

Just kidding.

For those of you who weren’t at Ten56 last night and just happened across this site by searching for “2 congas,” “Festivus,” or Fuzzy Gerdes (because who doesn’t search for that), here’s the rundown:

Andrew from Gapers' Block
Eric Reuther

Andrew from Gapers’ Block decided to check out the competition. His assessment: we’re not a threat.

Also, I want one of their t-shirts. And Christmas is here. Ahem.

Eric did the same thing I did at the beginning of the night – went up to a group of strangers and asked, “Excuse me, are any of you Metrobloggers?” It’s worth it just to see the confused stares in response.

Lauren Liss
Tankboy

Lauren, our fearless leader, is just plain crazy. Though, as you can obviously see in this picture, she knows how to rock, so everything’s good.

Tankboy was stuck with dj duty and didn’t get a chance to talk to everyone. Shame on everyone else for leaving so early! He also doesn’t like being surprised by close-up flash photography in dark bars. Oh, but look at that face… classic. Really.

Jason also showed up later on, but I must’ve put away my camera. I guess I was too busy stuffing my face with free food and beer to take more pictures; you’d think I could’ve taken one shot of our reader. Of course, we don’t want to scare you away. Or something.

The representation from Gapers’ Block made us a little disappointed Chicagoist didn’t show up. However, it did give us an idea for a massive Chicago Bloggers Meetup in 2005; the wheels are already turning on that one. Think of the possibilities! We could have competitions: “My Blog Can Drink More Than Your Blog!” “Guess the Anonymous Commenter!” We could all bring our laptops and – you know, maybe I shouldn’t be the one to plan it.

8 Comments so far

  1. tankboy (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2004 @ 6:18 pm

    tom, how many times do i have to tell you that MY LEFT SIDE IS MY GOOD SIDE?!


  2. tom (unregistered) on December 22nd, 2004 @ 6:37 pm

    shoulda turned left. this guerilla photography’s a tough thing.


  3. Ed Brill (unregistered) on December 24th, 2004 @ 11:04 am

    apparently the colour of the night was black? :)


  4. tom (unregistered) on December 24th, 2004 @ 12:43 pm

    we were celebrating the, uh, longest night of the year. yeah. that was it.

    you know, i just re-read this post and noticed most of it was in the 2nd person. do i think i’m writing for chicagoist or something?


  5. Andrew (unregistered) on December 28th, 2004 @ 2:35 pm

    I didn’t realize there was a competition going on.

    Anyway, good to hand out with y’all.


  6. crackerjack (unregistered) on December 29th, 2004 @ 2:18 am

    usually I don’t care about grammar. but I care if information given is wrong.

    so, I am sorry to say, but the post is not mainly in 2nd person, but in 1st person plural.

    2nd person singular & plural: you/yours

    1st person singular: I/me/mine

    1st person plural: we/us/ours

    and English is only my second language…


  7. tom (unregistered) on December 29th, 2004 @ 12:03 pm

    andrew: like i said, maybe i shouldn’t plan the meetup. i always gotta be competitive with something. that’s the wonderful thing about the internets – this town’s big enough for all of us.

    crackerjack: you are correct. i like to turn the editor off in the comments, but maybe i should keep it on from now on. and you SO sound like you care. zieg heil! (kidding)


  8. crackerjack (unregistered) on January 3rd, 2005 @ 7:28 am

    Dear Tom,

    I have various relatives who were killed by the Nazis in WW2 (gassed to death in concentration camps for belonging to a different political party, missing in action in Siberia, etc.) Do you think that is something to be kidding about? I don’t.

    Yes, I am very sensitive regarding fascism. (Looking at the US-government and media-system, you should be too!)

    And where is that editor that will correct wrong content?



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