The February Seattle Weblogger Meetup focused on illustrating your blog with photos, and it coincided with a big photo opportunity: The eclipse of the moon.
Minutes before the meeting, the Samurai Radiologist posted a quick iPhone shot on Not Totally Rad. And Kim, a serious photoblogger, had a stock photo of the eclipse up on Something to Say. Mike, who writes often about radiological issues, talked a little about Mach bands, something we see in photos that might not really exist. Apparently we can blame this on horseshoe crabs.
New to the meeting were Natasha J (“tech lovin’ communications maven”) with daughter Ava (featured often on Natash’s working-mom blog) and Kendrarella. Kendrarella has so much blog-worthy material from her world travels she can’t make up her mind where to start!
Jack Bell (Antigravitas) showed off his new MacBook Air (with lit-up keyboard and glossy screen) and photoblogged the meeting using his iPhone. Bill Boyde explained once again why his blog name (Overdue Bill) is appropriate to his blogging frequency.
Dennis of Orcmid’s Live Hideout brought a serious camera along and we’re looking forward to his photos of the meeting.
Clark Humphrey of Seattle indie news site MiscMedia and I rounded out the meeting. The Seattle Weblogger Meetup group has been attracting quite a few new members; as the transitional organizer, I’m planning on serving up some topic-focused meetings for the next few months, seeing how the group evolves, and recruiting a new organizer in May or June.
If you have ideas for meeting topics, would like to serve as the assistant organizer for a while (you get to approve new members!), etc., please let me know. I’ll be sending out an email to the whole meetup group with this info shortly.