Get Together 001 - The first get together for Lebanese bloggers that is organized by LebAgg - took place last Thursday at Alt City - Hamra, catered by Zaatar w Zeit, and the bloggers themselves who were kind enough to bring, potato chips, crackers, even strawberries and what not to the event.
In the background was a slide show of the screen shots + bios that some bloggers sent us.
|More people were on the left, but they don't show up in here!|
However, I did manage to get some bloggers who were very excited to tell me about their ideas, and hopefully we can move forward with them in the next meeting, somewhere more calm, and with more concentration.
The meeting started with me welcoming everyone, and then Vanessa from Communicate Levant took to the stage and explained how bloggers feedback and opinion is really important for them, Fida Chaaban - Ragmag Lebanon's Editor-in-chief - followed, with a party dress (claiming that the only reason for this dress is that they have a party afterwards :P), also confirming what Vanessa said, and adding that they are very happy to have a print space dedicated for 3 bloggers every month, and thanked me for writing that column (I am flattered!) and finally Greg Ohanessian, from LBC Blogs, said that news is no longer a one way stream, they feel that bloggers have a lot to say and LBC blogs is happy to include them in their news reporting.
|Vanessa - Communicate|
|Fida Chaaban - Ragmag|
|Greg Ohanessian - LBC Blogs|
Other than that, it was all chit chat and mingling! So, I know it was not the perfect set up, I mean now that I am going through the photos I notice a lot of new faces which I didn't get the chance the meet, therefore, please do suggest ideas and settings for next time. I personally did get to meet several new bloggers, but I was truly running around not being able to focus, so maybe next time we can do a day out, or an afternoon or... whatever you fancy! Until Get Together 002.
Photos on Facebook. And these photos on Flickr courtesy of Alt City.
Once again, thanks for everyone who made this happen! and for my friends, you know yourselves :D