Mr. Epp of the newly grand unified blog Middle Border Sun mentioned to me that it would be fun to have another blog picnic, as we did last summer here at Lake Herman. I figured, why not?
Saturday, July 25, we're holding a South Dakota Blogosphere Open House, right here at the Madville Times World Headquarters (also known as my house). Whether you write a South Dakota blog, comment on South Dakota blogs, or just read South Dakota blogs, you are welcome to come meet your online neighbors in person. And that's not just the political blogs: quilting blogs, kayak blogs, poetry blogs, ranching blogs... if you're connected to any part of the big South Dakota blogosphere, we'd love to have you over.
We'll start around 1 p.m. and just hang out through the afternoon and suppertime. I'll provide hot dogs and pop, so do let me know if you're coming (online or by phone: 256-4737) and how many friends you're bringing so I have an idea of how far to fill the freezer.
You're welcome to bring any goodies and beverages you care to share. And don't forget, we're right by the boat ramp, so feel free to bring your boat, your fishing pole, and your swim trunks. There's no program or schedule for the afternoon; just hanging out, having fun, and conversing with your neighbors. What better way to spend a summer afternoon?
Read more at the South Dakota Blogosphere Open House facebook page, or just give me a shout here at the lake. We look forward to seeing you here on July 25!
By the way, full disclosure on ulterior motives:
- July 25 is the second day of Crazy Days in Madison. You all know what a big Chamber booster I am, so you know I'm trying to drum up more business for our fair city. And hey: with the Tour the City 10K, Mart in the Park, car show, kids' pedal tractor pull, and Miss Prairie Village Pageant, on top of blog chat and hot dogs at Lake Herman, why wouldn't you want to come to Madison?
- I'm working on a big dissertation on blogging as a form of social knowledge management, so if I'm not too busy grilling wienies and hauling Todd out of the water, I might ask you a few questions about what you like (or dislike) about blogging. You're under no obligation to share your deepest darkest blogging secrets—it's all just friendly conversation mixed with my desire to understand more about this fascinating social phenomenon of blogging.