Wednesday, October 8, 2008

30 threads blogger bash and the history of my blog

When we were looking at buying a home back in January of this year, I started searching for information online about the different areas of Durham. Honestly, Durham is similar to other cities, in that there's a lot of good, and there's a lot of bad. I just wasn't incredibly familiar with all areas and didn't feel comfortable making an uninformed decision.

When I started googling away, trying to find information on specific neighborhoods, I often found myself ending up back on the same website, over and over. A wealth of information was to be had on all topics Durham. This is when I discovered Bull City Rising. Not only did this site help me make an informed decision on our home purchase, it helped me when looking for things to do, places to eat, etc. And through this blog, I was turned on to many others. Being new to the downtown area, I found myself constantly seeking out information on restaurants and the like. The blogs I read, not only helped me tremendously, they inspired me to blog. I was looking for a creative outlet and decided to go for it! I love food. I love photography. I love Durham. My topics were found!

Skip forward to last night. I went to the 30 threads blogger meetup at Broad Street Cafe. Aside from meeting Daphne, one of the very friendly owners, I got to meet and talk to many local bloggers. It was really nice to actually meet a few of the bloggers face to face. I instantly recognized Lenore Ramm of Eclectic Glob. I also met and spoke with Ginny Skalski from 30 threads and Ginny from the Blog. Everyone was very friendly and a hard-to-describe energy filled the room. I was surprised to meet Kevin Davis of Bull City Rising. He just came up and very warmly asked about what we did and started chatting. I did my best to explain the importance his blog had in helping me to make a wise choice, not only in our home purchase, but in looking at Durham with an open mind.

Thank you to Ginny, Wayne and NBC17 for throwing the 30threads Blogger Bash. It was great to participate in and I hope to attend some more in the future. Oh and I did bring my camera to snap photos, but the only one I attempted was of the pizza oven. What can I say, I have a one track mind! The cook moved in front at just the wrong moment though.

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teg said...

Well, you know I showed up, but only made it a few feet in the door! No matter - I had a fabulous time visiting your adorable house. Oh, and I made it home with absolutely no problems :)
Your photo is hilarious - nice braids! Keep up the blogging. I've learned a lot about Durham from reading it!

Vanessa Greenway said...

Glad to know you got to meet some bloggers. I always meet my blogging friends in Raleigh at a wonderful antique shop. (Love antiques!) Wishing you a great day! Vanessa

Ginny said...

Hi Jeni! I was so happy you came out last night. I'm only sorry we didn't get to chat longer. But you're right, Kevin's blog definitely provides a service not only to folks in Durham, but in people considering moving there. I'm glad you were able to connect with him as well.

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