Back in July I had this bright idea. I was contacted by someone on Twitter who wanted me to come to the Oakdale Gun Club (NE St. Paul, MN) and blog about their newly renovated facility. Sounded like a good idea. But after doing a bit more thinking, I had a better idea.
Why not invite all bloggers to gather there and see the facility? In fact, why not use this as an opportunity for bloggers in the Upper Midwest to do some networking face-to-face and finally meet each other?
Now, of course, over the years I have learned that trying to organize bloggers to participate in anything is akin to herding a group of cats (how’d you like that analogy, Michelle??!!). Honestly, I’ve learned many outdoors bloggers are either a shy sort, or they are so damn busy they just don’t have time for rubbing elbows with other bloggers.
Hey, I can understand that. I can even appreciate it. Truth is for most of us blogging takes a backseat to family life, our paying careers, you know…all the important stuff in life.
But I’m hoping that on September 22nd if you’re an outdoors blogger and within reasonable driving distance of the Twin Cities you’ll consider joining us for a first-time meeting. There will be some familiar faces there…and perhaps some not so recognizable. Bottom line is if you want to take your blog to the next level you have to break free of your basement, your bedroom…or wherever it is you place pixels into cyberspace.
We want to see and meet you in the Twin Cities on Sept. 22nd. I’m even planning to feed everyone who attends with some fabulous home-smoked #BBQ and sides. That alone should be worth the FREE cost of admission.
Download this press release and check out the website today. More importantly, let’s plan to meet about 10 days from now to establish a new friendship. We’ll have some fun. Like I said, there will be good food. Perhaps best of all, we will be doing it at a fun new facility where we can shoot some guns and bows. What more could a blogger ask for? You need content for your blog…we’ll give you that. Just show up with your camera and a sense of adventure.
Let me know if you have any questions. Otherwise, please e-mail Michelle Scheuermann with your R.S.V.P. to secure your FREE hat (while quantities last).