For those who know what a tweetup is, there’s one planned for this Saturday, May 5th, at the Bear and Bull Pub at 125 East Water Street starting at 5PM and officially going until 7PM, but since it’s a Saturday night who knows how long it might really go. It’s being hosted by Todd Engel of the Engel Law Offices, as he’s also calling it a Kentucky Derby party since he’s a big horse racing fan, and by hosted, I mean there’s going to be food, if not drink; I’m not so sure on that second part. I do know that he told me specifically there would be “Mitch” friendly food, and since I’m Mitch I’m happy to see that. lol

For those of you who aren’t familiar with tweetups of the fun they can be, I’ll first refer you to this link to a great tweetup I was a part of back in 2010, another one where I got lots of Doubletree cookies back last April, and of course the infamous kickball tweetup last July in heat over 90°.

Tweetups are where a lot of people who participate and communicate with each other on Twitter get together for a good time, and often to finally meet someone they’ve talked to in person. I’m not going to lie and say that the first tweetup I ever went to was all that great because it was a joint event with another organization. Actually, the same thing happened at the second one but I did meet a few more people whom I’d talked to on Twitter first.

The third tweetup I went to was a great one, almost the best one. It was at Recess Coffee, a deceivingly large coffee shop on Harvard Place that actually has a phone pole in the middle of it; that’s something you don’t see every day. I met maybe 15 to 20 new people on that day, and what was fun was knowing almost every single one of them by their Twitter handle; that was a good time.

That’s basically the way a tweetup goes. You meet people who you feel you know, get to know them a little better, and it turns into a great way to network as well as meet some new friends. You’ll also meet people you don’t know and that’s fun as well. I know there are some folks hoping to schedule some other tweetups this year, and I might even have to try to set one up, as I’ve done it once and, well, let’s just say I wasn’t great at it, but it was also very impromptu.

I hope to see a lot of Syracuse people there for this one but if I don’t, at least I figure I’ll have plenty to eat. 😉

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