Today is the third Ealing Tweetup – a fairly random gathering of Twitter users from Ealing and west London. Last year I thought I would just try asking some locals out for a pint on Twitter, to see what happened. We filled a big long table with people from all walks of life and it was a great evening.
I did it again, on another Friday night, and it was a bit smaller because we could no longer sit outside enjoying the evening sun on the second one, but even so there was still an entire section of the pub that was just for Twitter users all meeting in person, rather than online.
All three of the events have so far been at the Rose and Crown pub in Ealing… it’s a nice pub with a great garden and we might even be able to enjoy it today as the weather is looking good.
So, I’ve scheduled the third one on a Sunday afternoon instead – just to see if it’s easier than a weekday evening for some people. It’s interesting that there has been a lot of interest from local politicians, councillors and even parliamentary candidates. They know that local bloggers can get their message out more efficiently than just pounding the streets with leaflets.
I’m looking forward to seeing some old mates from the past couple of tweetups, and online chat, as well as some new faces.
The fourth Tweetup is probably going to be in May, and this time it looks like we have a corporate sponsor for the drinks… I’m also arranging to host another at the Brentford Festival on September 5th so if anyone is interested in sponsoring a blogger meeting that day then get in touch with me.