It was focused of course on the mommy bloggers, but a handful of men (and Houston Internet Celebrities) were in attendance including: Ed Schipul, Lawrence Simon, Ed T., Robert Nagle , and the Houston Chronicle’s own Dwight Silverman.
It was Dwight’s blog post listing all of the major local Houston technology community meetups that alerted me to the event in the first place. I am very proud to say that I have either attended or been part of the planning committee for every one of these events, except Science Cafe - something I hope to fix in September. I’ve always thought that Houston had a vibrant tech community, but local awareness of events like this has hampered our growth.
The event itself went very well, with lots of interest being generated about forming a new organization for Texas bloggers. I was able to meet and chat with one of the co-hosts - Laura Mayes who launched a “Digg for Women” called sk*rt with smashing success early last week. I was happy to see that she had the opportunity to speak with the OpMom founders Carrie and John Pacini.
Although I’m a dad and a semi-competent blogger, I’m not a DaddyBlogger by any strech - but I was very glad to be able to socialize with this terrific group of MommyBloggers and I’m looking forward to the next one.