Yesterday a small group of group of the more influential Canadian legal bloggers met in a downtown pub to share both pints and thoughts with American legal blogging guru Kevin O’Keefe.
It was quite an interesting collection of legal bloggers and legal marketers. There were young and dynamic bloggers like Omar Ha Redeye and Michael Carabash, who are clearly on the cutting edge of this growing social media outlet.
And then there were some of the “elder statesmen” of legal blogging present, not the least of which was Garry Wise of Wise Law fame.
At one point during the evening I heard Garry Wise make a point that it seemed interesting that it took an American visiting Toronto to get a gathering of local bloggers to come out from behind their keyboards. Interesting observation. But could we not do the same for ourselves? Any attempts I have seen at organizing a “Tweet Up” North of the 49th seem to have failed in this industry. Why is that, do you think?
Garry Wise raised point that bloggers have the opportunity to influence people and impact on decisions, yet we don’t appear to be quick to meet, discuss and share issues that affect us all.
I agree whole-heartedly with Garry and I, for one, would welcome a regular “Beer for Bloggers” in the Greater Toronto Area. So let’s get going on that.
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