I get by with a little help from my friends


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Justin Kownacki and Norm Huelsman kick off Day 1 of PodCamp Pittsburgh 2,  August 2007.

Norm Huelsman was kind enough to post about my blog today — he’s writing about a different site each week in his BlogShare feature.

That’s a nice example of how Pittsburgh’s social media community — bloggers and podcasters — put energy into connecting with and promoting each other.

Another example: Rachel of That Night was nominated for the "Best Kept Secret" category for the 2008 Bloggies blog awards, and within a couple of days Norm, TheJim, Doug, and even the elusive PittGirl of The Burgh Blog are posting about it and encouraging everyone to vote.

We started planning for PodCamp Pittsburgh 3 on Wednesday. The kickoff meeting was lively, as always, and I felt so happy to see everyone and hear what we’d all learned from previous events and what we want to accomplish this year. Exciting stuff.

PCPGH3 will most likely take place September 27 and 28, with a meet-and-greet party on the 26th. We’re confirming that locations and other important things are all available then, but for now save the date.

We’ll be working harder this year to keep everyone informed of plans along the way, and to invite participation. I haven’t updated the PCPGH site recently, but keep an eye on it for changes and news.

This is a good time to mention two events that are coming up much sooner. Tomorrow from noon until midnight is DevHouse Pittsburgh 2, for programmers and designery-types to gather and make great things. And Friday, February 22 will be Pittsburgh BlogFest 13 — our luckiest blogfest yet. I hope you’ll join us!

6 replies on “I get by with a little help from my friends”

  1. I am constantly thankful, and surprised, at the amount of support that exists in our Pittsburgh circuit. I can hardly believe that a year ago, I wasn’t even aware one existed.

    Thanks to “Pittsburgh Bloggers,” the techy part of my life has gone beyond anywhere I expected a little, personal website to take me. I never imagined connecting with such genuine, wonderful people through blogging.

    So thank you for all you do!

    And I can’t wait for Blogfest 13!

  2. It was great to be in the same room as everyone again (and to hang out for a bit later on). Can’t wait to get cracking on PCPGH3 and all the other upcoming things!

  3. Ack! I think I’m going to be in the UK when PCPGH3 hapens! Boo! I was really looking forward to getting to hang longer this year since I had to duck out early last go round.

    Guess I’ll have to catch all of the other burgh bloggy goodness this year instead.

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