I should have mentioned this earlier, but better late than never: I’m co-hosting (with Jessie X) a blogger meetup this Wednesday evening, June 2, at Pure Wine Café in downtown Ellicott City, from 6:15 pm to 7:45 pm. I went to Pure Wine Café a while back, liked it, and tried to co-host a previous meetup only to mess it up through my own stupidity. (If you’re planning to meet somewhere you should call ahead and verify it’s open.)

So now we’re going back again, finally, and if you’re a Howard County blogger or a reader of local blogs you’re welcome to stop by. You can RSVP on the event page.

JessieX - 2010-06-01 01:37

Thanks for posting this note, Frank. And more so, thanks for being the co-host for the June party. :-) See you soon.

Clayton - 2010-06-02 10:42

I only just found out about this event through Tales of Two Cities. What a nice idea! I’d like to join this evening, but I can’t promise that I’ll be there. (Meanwhile, you’ve given me an idea to do something similar.) I write a blog called “Felis pushkini” – mainly about opera and other music and arts in the greater Baltimore-DC area. My links include organizations in Columbia, and sometimes I play food or garden blogging with a focus on Columbia (but I leave most of the food blogging to HowChow and friends).

JessieX - 2010-06-03 02:34

Clayton, Hello! Hey, one thing you can do with your food and other HoCo blogging is link your comment to other blogger’s posts. For example, if you write about a restaurant that HowChow blogged about, write a comment on his blog with a link back to your site. This way the community benefits from additional perspectives, and hopefully, both bloggers get more local readers. HowChow is pretty cool with this (as long as you “choose civility”); equally, you can do the same thing over at hocoloco-girl.com, a site I worked on years back.