Monday, October 18, 2010

Michele's

Once upon a time in magical blog land, there was a wonderful lady who kept many amused and entertained by setting up a game called "Meet and Greet" each weekend. It was a great way to "meet" other bloggers and catch up with old friends after a busy week of work, study and life.

The premise was this, each week on a Thursday evening a post would go up outlining the "rules" of the game and then people would comment on that post. The first person to comment would say Hi to Michele. The commenters after that would say Hi to Michele and Hi to the person above them in the comment list and then they would go and visit the blog of the person above them and leave a comment there as well, including in their comment the line "Michele sent me".

It was always interesting to see new blogs and hear new peoples takes on life and current affairs.

Bloggers came and went, but there was always a core group of dedicated Meet and Greeters to catch up with. Many friendships and connections were formed, some of which survive to this day.

When Michele closed down her blog several years ago, Meet and Greet was continued by a few of those who were dedicated to its perpetuation. Unfortunately it seems to have died out now.

I miss Meet and Greet. I've thought about trying to re-invigorate it here at Tales, or maybe set up a separate Meet and Greet Blog.

Tell me what you think. Is this a networking forum that we shouold try to revive? Or is it better to let sleeping dogs lie?

5 comments:

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

I LOVED "Meet & Greet"...and truthfully it was how I met all of the bloggers I DID, after I began blogging---And as you say, friendships were made and kept to this day....
I wonder if now that there is Facebook (Not me) and Twitter, (Not me, again) if "MEET & GREET" would still work? Michele's idea came at the exact right time and there weren't these other ways of meeting people--But now, well, I'm not sure. It is certainly worth a try if you are so inclined---but it will take time to build up, I think. Anyway...I LOVE that you reminded me of this wonderful weekend activity, back-in-the-day.

kenju said...

I loved the meet n' greet too! I also loved Michele's games and questions and I'd love it if that all came back!

Fickle Cattle said...

Sounds interesting. I suggest bring it back. ;-)

http://ficklecattle.blogspot.com/

Carmi said...

It's how I met both you and Naomi, so you know how I feel about it. Frankly, it was a highlight of my blogging life, and an important turning point in connecting me with some incredible people.

Naomi makes a great point, that FB and Twitter have changed the context of things a bit. But I still think there's room for microcommunities like this. And I'd support any effort to restart it. You've got my vote and my admiration.

Utenzi said...

Facebook is a game changer. By all means try to get Meet & Greet back up and running, Yaeli, but blogs are fading.