I finally did it.

I’ve been promising myself for months that I’d get along to a Perth Weblogger Meetup. I finally made it last night.

There was around a dozen bloggers who met at the Brass Monkey Pub in Northbridge. I’m hopeless at turning up at places alone when I don’t know anyone but it was relatively painless. Great people and a great evening.

The next Meetup is on at the same place, same time on Wednesday evening the 16th of May.

Strangely enough it turned out to be more of a Twitter Meetup than a Blogger Meetup. While I’d seen evidence of something called Twitter existing through other blogs, I hadn’t really paid it much attention. Keeping a running tally of everything you’re doing throughout the day didn’t really grab me as a wonderful idea.

Peer pressure is an interesting thing. As soon as I got home from the Meetup last night I created my own Twitter account and I’ve spent today leaving a trail of activities online for my new Twitter friends to read. I’ll give it a few days and see if I get addicted.

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Rodney Olsen

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist, blogger and podcaster from Perth Western Australia.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus' name.

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  • I checked out your Twitter, uh, blog?…thing?…whatever! I’m not quite sure of its purpose. Some of the comments of your “friends” were hilarious, however!

    I’m not sure I would want to stop by my computer that often throughout the day. 😉

  • oh no…I’m afraid to try it. I am already “addicted” to blogging and “Stumbling”.

    Have you used Stumble Upon yet? be careful if you do….

  • Didn’t know about the meeting, I pencilled the 16th in but being a week’s day might make it hard, but hopefully I’ll be there, what time?

    I have know idea what a twitter is and can’t seem to get the link open today, grrrrr technology some days.
    Any way, I loved the topic yesterday about the dogs! It was informative and funny 🙂

  • Hannelie, it’d be great if you could join us for the Meetup.

    You can go to the Meetup page ( and sign up. Then you’ll get the information emailed to you each month.

    The next one’s at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday the 16th at the Brass Monkey, William Street, Northbridge.

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