Never ever thinking that you were alone in this world. We are here for you, help you going through all troubles and push away your lonesomeness. That’s what friends are for.
No, quote above isn’t from Lenka’s Trouble is A Friend or Dionne Warwick’s That’s What Friends are For song lyrics. That was just my random thought when I read over and over again about this week theme of Blog English Club, meet up among blogger.
To be frankly, I haven’t met many bloggers unlike Dani. Well, actually Dani was the first blogger I met. We met during lunch on 2013 due to we are working in the same building. We went lunch and talked a lot. He was like what he wrote in his blog, an easy-going person and dressed well (I want to used fashionable but if I used it, I think Dani will smack me down). He
was is a great man, real family man. At that time, I didn’t know Mba Mikan otherwise I would asked her also to meet.
And the second meet up was last Saturday, the BEC’s meet up. This one made me more nervous because this was a big event held by BEC and I am one of the Admins. Luckily, the event was success, I also successfully asked my friends to help on streaming, gifts and documentation. Hahaha.
A Lonesome Blogger
Enough talking about the BEC Meet Up, this whole week, my posts were about the event. What I want to write here is more about why we, bloggers, need to have some meet up? I don’t know the history of the meet up or in Indonesian, famously known as Kopi Darat – KopDar (why it is called KopDar?). But I am really grateful to the person who came up with this.
Being blogger, I know the importance of other bloggers in our life. We can’t just write on our blog, post it and then do nothing. No socialization with other bloggers. I mean, bloggers are supporting each other. This is what I feel for being blogger, that if we didn’t connect with others, we will be like a lonesome writer in this limitless-big world.
Each blogger have their own way to write about certain things and by being connected each others, we can read another point of view and learn more about writing and also blogging. For instance, I learn so much from Ola and her recent post about Blogging Tips. Who would thought that the blog design could be so complicated yet useful to attracts people to read. And also Mas Rifki who shared how to put more post on each post like I put at the end of this post.
Another example is BEC Admins group. In this group, we do not only talking about BEC itself, but we also talk about our own blog and our problems. Such as, last night, I was fed up writing. Then Dani mentioned me on twitter about what to do when you bored blogging. Or perhaps when we push the dentist to post on her blog, remind her about hiatus effect on her blog, etc.
That’s for me is the importance to have a good network with bloggers around you. And as I mentioned in my previous post about networking and entrepreneurship, this network among blogger also needed to grow. Then, you might also ask, why bloggers have to meet up, if they are already connected one another in blogging world?
The Kopi Darat
Well, to answer the question, personally meeting bloggers in person is like seeing a character in a book or movie that we love in real world. If we were learning and having so much fun reading their posts, I do believe, we will have more learning and having more fun if we met.
We can really exchange information about anything that perhaps would be difficult to talk about using messaging applications and also blog comments. We can really know also what really they talk about things by seeing their body language and everything. Things that could be miss-interpreted if we use messaging applications, could be found out easily and solve immediately.
That’s what I think why blogger should do KopDar or Meet Up or Coffee Landed (grammar Nazi please ignore the last one), well at least in my mind versions. I really do think that we would have many things to learn more if we do interact face to face instead of in virtue only.
And as I mentioned before, KopDar enrich our networks in real life, we can meet so many people with different background, discuss anything and perhaps do some relation, whether it’s love relation or work relation, who knows?
So… what do you think? Do bloggers need to have a KopDar? Let me read yours sight about this.
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