How to Party Like A Blogger

About a year ago, I was just like you…A blogger but not a BLOGGER because I hadn’t been to a Happy Hour yet. I was just a blogger on paper…er…computer screen. My life became SO MUCH BETTER the first day I met some of my favorite bloggers.

The thing about going to a blogger happy hour is the anticipation. The uncertainty. That dark fear of “OMG WHAT IF I HATE THESE PEOPLE IN PERSON OR THEY HATE ME”.

Oh, was that just me?

Either way, let me give you a couple of pointers on how to meet bloggers in person for the first time.

*Relax. No, I mean it. Relax. More than likely, this happy hour will be after work hours and trust me when I say none of us want to baby sit you. Relax and get ready to drink.

*Be sure you’ve talked to at least one person that will be there one-on-one, either on chat or the phone…or at least e-mail. You’ll feel better going in knowing that there will at least be one person there that you know on a first-name basis.

*Plan on staying for longer than an hour. The real fun starts after the first 90 minutes…after booze has been consumed.

*Do not be afraid to be around people who are willing to make a scene.

*Do not be afraid to laugh at yourself and/or people around you.

*Do NOT (this one is key) hook up with any guys during the happy hour. You do it twice and suddenly, it’s your ‘thing’. (It took me months to get rid of THAT stigma)

*If Maxie is going to be there, be ready to do a shot. This is non-negotiable.

*If there will be karaoke involved, be ready to sing. Loud.

*Your boobs will probably be fondled.

*Be prepared for the possibility that you may suddenly end up a strip club. This is normal. Carry singles.

And finally?

Be yourself. We are hanging out with the people whose lives we witness day in and day out through their blogs. As long as you’re real on your blog, we’ll like you. Trust me.

Oh and showing up might help.

So, I’ll see you tonight?

When: Tonight, February 19, 2010, 6 PM

Where: Vapiano at 18th and M

Remember the first time you met other bloggers? Tell us about it.

22 thoughts on “How to Party Like A Blogger

  1. Oof, I was nervous as anything at my first happy hour. But you’re right – everything got a little easier after the first 90 minutes or so.

    Sadly, I can’t make it tonight, but I look forward to the recaps. I can only imagine.
    .-= Liebchen´s last blog ..Not one of my better mornings =-.

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    1. Well, my first happy hour, I had to leave after an hour, which sucked.

      My freedom happy hour last June made up for it.

      Sorry you can’t make it doll!

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  2. I love Happy Hours with Writers…well bloggers actually, because they are another animal ready to pounce on the slightest tinge of sarcasm and ready to book it to biker bar or an upper class cocktail soiree on a whim. It is so much fun included with so much debauchery.

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    1. It really is! We’re definitely in our element when we’re all hanging out together

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  3. Oh man, I am sooo jealous. I fear I may never know what it’s like to TRULY be a blogger, because there are exactly ZERO other bloggers within a 100-mile radius of me. But I will live vicariously through all the stories of other people’s bloggy happy hours and meetups. And someday, somehow, I WILL manage to get to one in real life.
    .-= Tabitha´s last blog ..Protected: My First Time =-.

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  4. Oooh, I’m so jealous! Wish I lived in the States and could come.

    Mind you, I only attended my first blogger meet up two weeks ago so perhaps I’m not quite ready for the crazy awesomeness of you DC folk. Baby steps and all that . . .

    Have a fab night!

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  5. I had that opportunity. Totally had the same worries.

    Only things didn’t work out, and so now, I still don’t know if those worries were unfounded. I didn’t hate them, just didn’t have the opportunity to get out and party with them for one reason or another.

    Hopefully one day I, like you, can meet up with a wonderful group of bloggers again and it will work out and I can carry singles.
    .-= Bama Riley´s last blog ..Turns out, I don’t have the Crab. =-.

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    1. I’m sure that you will! It’s really a matter of finding the right group for you.

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