As it was last month, this meetup is open to any and all bloggers and/or wannabe bloggers in the Tulsa area. "In the Tulsa area" means different things to different people - the state of Oregon is in the Tulsa area in the grand scheme of things, after all - so I'll let you all define what that means for yourselves. Translation: Come one, come all.
TBM enjoyed a great turnout at our first meeting. More than 50 of you showed up at Joe Momma's downtown to rub elbows with your fellow bloggers, to eat great food and drink great beer and to win fabulous door prizes.
The next TBM will be even bigger and better. Brett McKay, writer of the best overall blog in the entire and great state of Oklahoma, The Art of Manliness, will chat with us for a bit.
Plus, you all have a say-so in the door prize pool this go-'round. How? Contribute to it yourself! Grab a little something for everyone (at least 60 of whatever you're bringing) or something special for one lucky winner and promote your blog to Tulsa's new media for next to nothing. Local businesses are welcome to do this, too.
Now for a few matters of business. If you're coming to TBM2, be sure to bring:
- Business/calling cards (even slips of paper with your name and blog url will work)
- Smart phone/laptop (the more you tweet/FB about the event, the better the next rodeo will be)
- An empty stomach (the food at Blue Dome Diner is killer - you won't want to miss out)
I NEED YOUR OPINION! The TBM "committee" is wrestling with how to handle the food situation. Several of you complained that last time the ordering and service of food made things confusing not only for you, but for the waitstaff, given how much everyone was moving around to chat and banter and generally enjoy themselves.
There's an easy way to solve this: A catered dinner. What goes along with that, though, is putting your money where your mouth is when you RSVP. The Blue Dome Diner has offered to put together for us a small menu of $10 plates available for pre-order for the event.
The downside of this option is that we'll still have a certain amount of table service happening for the folks who decide to pop in at the last minute (and there's definitely, definitely nothing wrong with deciding to pop in at the last minute). Plus, everyone who knows they're coming will have to pay for dinner online and in advance.
PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT ON THIS POST TO LET ME KNOW IF YOU THINK THIS IS A DUMB IDEA, and do it soon. If we're going to do the catered dinner I'd like to have our order in to the folks at BDD by Sunday evening.
I don't know about y'all, but I'm already ready to party my blogger hiney off.
Poster design by Michael Champlin of Tulsa Project. Ain't it cool?