Fun at the San Diego Meetup on April 8, 2018
The meetup was small - but again, so many good connections were made.
Jeff was the only one in our little group who actually understands the in and outs of cryptocurrency. He wrote a book about it and I will study it to fill the gaps in my understanding.
He also introduced us to the Brave Browser which blocks the ads that can be so annoying.
Jeff also picked out brain for material for his next book. He is going to write about how to be successful on this platform. Well, I am sure we were rich picking since all of us are more or less in the beginning stages of this online blogging/crypto challenge. And we are rooting to read that book soon.
Here is Jeff's post about the meetup with a link to the Brave Browser and his book. Make sure to check it out
Jeff also told us about a plugin to publish from a WordPress blog to Steemit. That got Caleb @bxlphabet excited. Websites and such are his expertise and he is going to set it up for @fitinfun - my friend and his mom.
Here are the guys - I didn't make it into the picture 🙃
Back to our meeting. One of the things we discussed is how Caleb and I met - through his mom who I met on Tsu - a now-defunct social media platform. We also discussed how many people panicked when Steemit was down just a few days ago. Jeff, again, came to the rescue and dropped another knowledge bomb: Vessel.
Before I spend time explaining something I am just learning about, let me direct you again to Jeff's blog. All is explained here and you probably want to give Vessel a try.
Do you all know what this is? I didn't! that is what Larry carries around as his computer! Being a non-tech person myself, seeing this was impressive.
This time, we were meeting at a Starbucks located close to a Freeway. I picked that location because it is easy to find and has access to WiFi.
Here is what was good about the location: I was easy to find for all who came. It had WiFi.
This is what wasn't so good. For our small group, we had enough space at the larger table why had. But if everyone who said they are coming would actually have shown up - it would have been hard to be comfortable.
Also, for some reason, none of us really took many pictures - actually, I almost didn't take one at all and I am not so sure that anyone else took a photo.
If you have any suggestions for a better place, please let me know.
We also talked about possibly meeting during the week in the evening and maybe in San Marcos. Tell us what you think about that.
Well, we created a Meetup.com group and the results were a bit disappointing - but no inconsistent with other meetup events. Out of 10 RSVP, only 3 showed up. A bit sad. That makes it even more special that Larry drove 2 hours each way to get here and Jeff one hour each way. Thank you, guys.
Please give me some input. There are meetup groups which are very strict with no-shows and give them a hard time. Others just ignore the no-shows. What do you think is better for the health of the group?
I truly like to know!!
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Personally, I would love to see us create a strong community where we learn from each other and offer a Steemit School of sorts. I learned so much in the 2 hours we spend together and know that many newcomers to the platform find it hard to maneuver.
- Are you interested?
- How often do you want to meet?
- Weekends or evenings?
Hope to see you at the next San Diego Meetup!!
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