Whatever happened to the blogger meet-ups?  

Daytimer09B 53M
525 posts
7/23/2021 10:18 am
Whatever happened to the blogger meet-ups?

Have not heard about any of these in a long time. I will be visiting Lower Manhattan soon and would love meet a blogger or two. Just drinks, great conversation with a mutual interest.

It has been about ten years since I last met a blogger and it seems like most bloggers on here now are newer and a little less outgoing when it comes meeting other bloggers. I think I have met three different bloggers in my time here and had wonderfully fun conversations with each of them. It also seemed like two old friends meeting up again after being a part for years. We were total strangers in most regards but felt at ease immediately. being from the South where most people are very outgoing and super friendly I tend think others are that way. I do get that today's divided landscape and because of the pandemic most people are not comfortable getting out and meeting people. But I believe in living and not letting anything keep me from enjoying life. Sure would be nice to meet a blogger from here when I reach NYC.

So here is a question for you... (two part) ? Have you ever met another blogger from here and what keeps you from meeting new people?

Daytimer09B 53M
901 posts
7/23/2021 10:19 am

Look forward to hearing your answers and feel free let me know your favorite hot spots in Lower Manhattan.

TicklePlease 54F  
13837 posts
7/23/2021 3:30 pm

lol I just got back from a weekend with another blogger in Savannah! I've probably met at least a dozen bloggers over my years here, especially when I was traveling a lot! Hope you find someone to share an enjoyable time with.

Daytimer09B replies on 7/24/2021 6:42 am:
That's great, you understand how fun it can be to meet others from here. Thanks for stopping by.

lust4life59 63F
2521 posts
7/23/2021 3:53 pm

I've met one blogger from here, he was in a nearby town on business, I not only met him, I picked him up at the airport and took him to his hotel rather than him having to call an Uber. We knew each other pretty well though, both from the blogs and the chatroom, and talking privately. Never expected to actually meet, since he lived in Canada.

Now while I was blogging on alt years ago, I did meet seeral local fellow bloggers, and remain friends with them to this day.

I don't even think the local groups are having meet ups at this time since the pandemic.

Daytimer09B replies on 7/24/2021 6:45 am:
And that is what friends are for, saved him the hassle of getting a ride and had a good time doing it. This really is a small world when we find out how much we have in common with other people. I had dinner and a night out with one I met in Nashville several+ years ago when I was there for a conference. It was just like we have know each other all our lives. Thanks for commenting... and being a person who gets the enjoyment of life.

DiscreetQuirky 53M
280 posts
7/23/2021 4:17 pm

I haven't, but wouldn't rule it out. Travel/distance is a main reason.

Daytimer09B replies on 7/24/2021 6:46 am:
I hope you get the chance one day. The people from the blogs seem to be the most real from this site.

BiggLala 49F  
30157 posts
7/23/2021 5:29 pm

Yes, I've met (actually in person) 4 bloggers from here. I would meet some again were the stars to align. In terms of meeting people (assuming you mean non-bloggers? ), attraction is what keeps me from meeting new people. Anymore, there just isn't anyone I have an interest in.

I don't know of many active bloggers from NYC on here. You might try doing a specific location search; click browse by location from the main blog page. You can search by state.
Good luck!

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Daytimer09B replies on 7/24/2021 6:51 am:
Thanks for being a "real" person from here. I have only met one other person from here who was not a blogger and she was great, but I have found the bloggers to be the most real and honest. I have done a little research in that area and actually have one long time friend from here that lives in the region but to far to come meet me with today's climate in NYC. Like others I know who have been there or have friends/relatives there, that city is not safe anymore. Sad because I love visiting NYC. Thanks for dropping by!

author51 59F  
129221 posts
7/23/2021 11:28 pm

I have met 2 bloggers in my time here and it was great to finally meet face to face.I think COVID the past year and a half has put a stop to a lot of meet and greets..xoxo

Daytimer09B replies on 7/24/2021 6:54 am:
It is great to meet someone from here and partly because you share the same secret in a sense. It has always been big smiles for me when I meet someone and like you said, face to face and putting a voice with a screen name. It is not even about sex because that is not even expected. At least not for me. I just enjoy meeting new people and hearing about their life experiences. Thanks for stopping by Joy!

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