Last Thursday, some big things happened in downtown Denver. One of them you may have heard about (a certain acceptance speech by a certain Democratic presidential nominee), but the other was almost as inspiring. A Blogger Bash like no other took place in a dark wine bar across from Union Station.
Bloggers from all over the country (in town for the DNC) and lots of local Colorado bloggers gathered to watch Obama's speech and talk about the passion we share for blogging. In addition to the free food and drinks, there was much friendly conversation to be had amongst the geeky-types, regardless of party affiliations.
Lijit was happy to sponsor such an event, since bloggers are our people. We had the opportunity to meet publishers who were already using Lijit and many that were excited to hear about what we're doing.
Our new friends include: Amber of Crazy Bloggin' Canuck, Heather of A Mama's Blog, Laura of LaLaGirl (who has TWO sets of twins...gulp!), Amy of Crunchy Domestic Goddess, Melissa of Nature Deva, Aviva of Parentopia, The Crunchy Green Mom, Hubs of Artifacting, Rosie of Rosalicious, Tessa and Michael of My Left Nutmeg, and Kath of A Likely Story.
There were many FOL (Friends of Lijit) from the Denver and Boulder area that showed up to attend their FIRST ever Rocky Mountain Blogger Bash, including: Aimee of Greeblemonkey and her awesome husband Bryan, Julie of mothergoosemouse, Geekmommy, Jeremy Tanner, Dave Taylor of Ask Dave Taylor (who was kind enough to give me a ride home), Robin from CopyDiva, Gerhard and Kary of Fling it Girl, Kit Seeborg, and the fabulous Deb in Denver.
And let's not forget the old pals I've met from past Blogger Bashes: Molly, Wheels, Left off Colfax, and Andy of The World Wide Rant (pictured above) who, I'm sad to report, is no longer blogging. But his widget is still the best ever...
A big thanks to the organizers of this fantastic RMBB: Mr. Lady and Zombyboy, who pulled off a great event on what some called "a crazy day to have a party in downtown Denver".
You can read other recaps of the event here, here, here, and here. It was a pleasure having the opportunity to meet so many other bloggers and we're glad that we could play a small part in making the evening happen.
[Photo credit: Greeblemonkey, who also designed the awesome RMBB logo]