I’m not cursing, I swear (ha). It’s just an abbreviation of the name of an event in which I took part today... BITCHSTERDAM!!!
Remember them olden days when blogging was popular and those who hosted their own blogs would get together for what amounted to Bloggercons? It’s been a long damn time since we’ve done those. Like more than a decade ago for the last one I attended.
But, today, Yvonne (“Dutch Bitch” to those of you in the know) hosted a Zoom meetup of about 15 or 16 current and former bloggers and dubbed it “Bitchsterdam,” yanno, since she’s from Amsterdam and calls herself, well, you get it.
I jumped on the Zoom channel about noon and it was a blast.
[photo courtesy of Yvonne]
I got to see and talk to Dave 2 for the first time in forever. I also got to meet and talk to a ton of people I’ve only ever known through reading their blogs, commenting, social media, and maybe texting like Marty, Yvonne, LeSombre, and Kyra. I mean, as good a friend as I consider Marty and we’ve never really even spoken before.
So this was a needed reprieve. Talking to all these great people and breaking the humdrum of a yet another pandemic day.
I wish Karl didn’t have a connection issue that kept him from joining. Bummer.
I hope we do it again. I’d love to add some more people to the next call. Yvonne was playing it kinda small today to see how it went.
I also hope that when the pandemic ends and travel resumes, we can try to do something in person.
Oh, and I got two event badges!