Blogtoberfest 07!

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The first annual Blogtoberfest is coming to San Marcos, Texas. When? You guessed it…in October. How could we resist? October 5th, to be exact.

The Texas Hill Country has long been famous for its natural beauty and as a gathering place for friendly folks. With a large number of citizens with German ancestry, the area hosts a number of Oktoberfest events, including Wurstfest in New Braunfels. A group of us social media types thought it was time to tie in the tradition of the old with the advent of the new, and so the idea of Blogtoberfest was born. The actual name is Connie Reece’s creation, but the idea of having fun in San Marcos is nothing new.

The City of San Marcos, located almost an equal distance from Austin and San Antonio, is positioning itself as the “hub” of the creative corridor in Central Texas. It hosts a major, research University - Texas State - and is ideal for attracting clean and new technology-based companies and jobs. It is also a natural destination for the creative and technically savvy professionals who make up the new creative class.

So on Friday night, October 5th, from 6 pm until we’re done, there will be presentations by notable bloggers on what is new, what works, and what is fun in the blogosphere. This first will be done in conjunction with the first Barcamp San Marcos, to be held the following day. This will be a great chance to get to know San Marcos and to kick what will surely be a new Central Texas tradition.

Gordo’s on the Square is hosting Blogtoberfest. CenturyTel is already sponsoring and speakers will be announced soon. So please link to the Blogtoberfest website to register.

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Connie Reece - who has written 142 posts on Every Dot Connects.

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4 Comments For This Post

  1. Kami Huyse Says:

    It sounds like fun. I will be in NH with Katie Paine and Shel Israel, but will let the San Antonio folks know about it.

  2. Connie Reece Says:

    Kami, thanks for spreading the word! I’m jealous you’re getting to travel to New England, where they have a real fall season. Can’t wait to read your blog to find out what new and interesting things you pick up about social media measurement.

  3. Michael Says:

    Looking forward to seeing you again Connie and meeting Mike. I’m already registered under ProjectSpurs for Blogtoberfest and we made it the official October meetup for the SA Podcasting and New Media Group.

  4. Connie Reece Says:

    Michael, I’m looking forward to seeing you too! I saw your registration come in. Wow! Thanks a bunch for making our event your October meetup. I think it’s going to be a really fun time. Can hardly wait!