Phil has a post that got me chuckling a little. It’s called Get global – literally and it bounces off b5′s VC funding that we announced earlier in the week and mentions the way we as a founders team of four (Jeremy, Duncan, Shai and myself) are yet to meet.
I reflect in comments what a bizarre journey it has been.
Telling your friends and family that you’re a full time blogger is a strange enough experience (you wouldn’t believe the looks I’ve received) but telling people that you just secured investment in a company that you started a year ago with people you’ve never met before leaves the ‘I’m a full time blogger’ remark for dead.
It’s got me thinking about the nature of blogging/new media and the way it opens up all kinds of connections with people you’d never have had reason to bump into otherwise. The connections can range from business partners, to those who leave comments on your blog (including those you wish wouldn’t leave comments on your blog) to those whose blogs you read etc. Some of them become daily connections and a few become close friends – most you’ll never meet.
So who would you love to meet from your experience of blogging?
Jeremy, Duncan, Shai and myself will hopefully meet in the next month or two for the first time (yet another surreal experience to add to the list). They’re obviously at the top of my list of people to meet from my blogging experience – but there are so many more that I’d love to sit down and have a beer (or a coffee) with.
If you could meet five or so bloggers in real life who would they be – and Why?
Leave a comment or write a post and let us know about it in comments below. It’ll be interesting to look over the lists that people come up with.
Excluding Jeremy, Duncan and Shai – here are the first five bloggers that came to mind for me (and the more I think about it the more I think I could come up with a list of 100 or so):