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July 24th, 2008 · 44 Comments

Columbus COSI viewIt’s a crazy day in the blogosphere. Twitter is all abuzz over lost followers but if you’re a Twitterhead in central Ohio, you’re in luck. Rocky VanBrimmer, the king of social networking, has created a Twitter “lost and found” page for folks to re-connect with followers they’ve lost. Happy hunting. Oh, and Twitter? To quote the Incredible Hulk, don’t make me hungry. You wouldn’t like me when I’m hungry.

In other local news, can you believe it’s already time for the July Tweetup next week? If you haven’t RSVPd yet, please leave a comment to let us know you’ll be attending our big Tweet & Eat next Wednesday (7/30). Here are photos from the first Tweetup, and this one will be even bigger and better.

Last but certainly not least, if you’re a central Ohio blogger or podcaster and you’re interested in attending a special VIP event at Experience Columbus next Thursday (7/31), please leave me a comment with a way to get in touch with you. It’s sure to be an excellent time and you’ll find out what the Eiffel Tower, ancient pyramids and Mt. Everest have in common. (Disclosure: in addition to being great people, the Experience Columbus folks are also my clients.)

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Tags: Blogging · Networking · Ohio · social media

44 responses so far ↓

  • 1 dawn // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Any particular types of Columbus bloggers you’re looking for?

  • 2 dawn // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Oh and I’d love an invite! But can’t make the tweetup — kids and stuff.

  • 3 Rocky // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    CO Net is being updated as you typed this! LOL.

    Also interested in the Blogger meeting.

  • 4 larak // Jul 24, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Dawn and Rocky, you’re both on my list and should be getting an email from me shortly. Thanks!

  • 5 Ryan Squire // Jul 24, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    I’d love to know about the connection between the pyramids, eiffel tower, and Mt. Everest. Thanks for the disclosure on Exp Columbus, but I follow all of them on Twitter and they are doing some great work. I’ve been impressed by the community feel on twitter and want to be more a part of it. Startup Weekend Columbus was awesome, so I’d like to meet more of the people that are covering the news in Columbus. (as much as we’d like to think we are, 4, 6, 10 aren’t the only three.)

  • 6 larak // Jul 24, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Ryan, you and Ellie both got email invites from me this afternoon. Glad to have you there!

  • 7 jodyNcolumbus // Jul 24, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Hi Lara, I am a Health BlogGirl in the Columbus area. I’d love to come to the Eiffel Tower Meeting at Discover Columbus on July 31. jodydz at gmail dot com

  • 8 larak // Jul 25, 2008 at 7:49 am

    Jody, you’re in. Thanks.

  • 9 Cliff O'Neill // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:35 am

    Curious. The Experience Columbus meeting sounds interesting. Can I get more info, such as time and, well, an idea of what to expect?


  • 10 Darla // Jul 25, 2008 at 8:49 am

    I would love an invite…

  • 11 larak // Jul 25, 2008 at 10:25 am

    Cliff, I sent you an invite.

    Darla, unfortunately I have no way to contact you! Can you leave me your blog, Twitter @ or email address? Thanks.

  • 12 dan rockwell // Jul 25, 2008 at 11:25 am

    Hi Lara, I’m Dan, fellow StartupWeekend Columbus participant and would love to keep up with my twitters.

    I’d like to attend and have one other with me from work. She’s just starting to tweeet.

    jimmydan at gmail dot com.

    twitter: @floozyspeak

  • 13 Sara Nichols Barton // Jul 25, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hi Lara,

    I’d like an invite, please! Love what the Experience columbus team is doing for our little metropolis!

    twitter: @sbarton1220

  • 14 Amy // Jul 25, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Yes, is there a particular type of blogger you want?

  • 15 larak // Jul 25, 2008 at 3:02 pm

    Amy, specifically we’re interested in people who blog about Columbus news and happenings – mainly because that’s who will be most interested in what we have to share. Hope this helps.

  • 16 Abby // Jul 26, 2008 at 10:33 am

    I’d love an invite, Lara.

  • 17 RC // Jul 26, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Please send me an invite! I’d like to get involved!!

  • 18 larak // Jul 26, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    @Abby, I’ll send you one.

    @RC, you need to leave me a way to contact you.

  • 19 Scott // Jul 27, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    I have video blogs and some written ones on myspace and youtube. Don’t know exactly what ya want though. Happy Blogging.

  • 20 Angelo Mandato // Jul 28, 2008 at 10:27 am

    I’ll be there!

    I’ve blogged about the event on the PodCamp Ohio web site,

    Twitter: @AngeloMandato.

  • 21 Mary Wehrle // Jul 28, 2008 at 10:35 am

    I would love to attend this!

  • 22 Katie McCartney // Jul 28, 2008 at 10:51 am

    Would love to attend. Please send me more info!

  • 23 Katie McCartney // Jul 28, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Updated – more info on the Experience Columbus Meet up on 7/31

  • 24 kcato // Jul 29, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Hi Lara. Please send details about the 7/31 meet up. Thanks!

  • 25 Carl McKinney // Jul 30, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    Hey Lara. Can I also receive details about the 7/31 meet up. Thanks!

  • 26 Lara Kretler // Jul 30, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Angelo, Mary, Katie and Carl – thanks for your interest and enthusiasm! You should have all received email invites.

    Kcato, I couldn’t find an email for you so if you can email me (lara at larakretler dot com) that would be great. Thanks.

  • 27 Walker Evans // Jul 31, 2008 at 9:00 am

    Bummed I am going to miss this. Looking forward to reading about it online. :D

  • 28 Jenn // Jul 31, 2008 at 9:34 am

    I’m a student blogging for OSU and on my own. Would love to attend, but time may be tight. About how long will it last?

  • 29 Chris // Jul 31, 2008 at 9:53 am

    I’d wanna stop by, only thing is I’d have to leave around 7! Is that ok?

  • 30 Jamie Fellrath // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I’m a bike commuting blogger for Columbus and I’m interested in attending. Any more room for another person here?

  • 31 Jamie Fellrath // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:11 am

    Oh, my email is available from my blog. :)

  • 32 Meredith Whipple // Jul 31, 2008 at 10:23 am

    I would love to attend…I’m part of a student group hired to blog for Ohio State…I too would like to know how long it will last!

  • 33 lisa the waitress // Jul 31, 2008 at 11:12 am

    just heard about this on Columbus Underground. Am interested in knowing the details to see if I will be able to attend.

  • 34 Angel Jackson // Jul 31, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I would love to hear more about what’s cooking at Exp Columbus. I’ve got a personal blog, but belong also belong to the Columbus LJ community blog.

  • 35 Jacey Jenkins // Jul 31, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Hello Jenn, Chris, Meredith and Angel (the others I emailed). The event starts at 6 p.m., but if you’d like a tour, please come at 5:30 p.m. It would be great if you could RSVP to me at I will then send you an invitation which includes more details. Thanks so much for your interest!

  • 36 hanaway // Jul 31, 2008 at 4:45 pm


    I’ll be there. It will be nice to say “hey” again.

  • 37 Patrick // Jul 31, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Will be there with cowboy boots on!

  • 38 Christina // Jul 31, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Darn, I wish I had seen this earlier! I would have loved to attend!

    Hope it was a good time, and if they ever do another get-together, I’d love to be on the list. Thanks!

  • 39 Ben Blanquera // Aug 1, 2008 at 12:14 am

    Sorry I didn’t see this event until late tonight. Please send me an invite to the next one

  • 40 Jim Ellison // Aug 1, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    I did not hear about this until too late. Please put me on the list for the next event.


  • 41 Jim Ellison // Aug 1, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    And anyone that has not been to Columbus Social Media Cafe – check us out on google Groups

  • 42 larak // Aug 3, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Thanks so much for everyone who attended and all who expressed interest in future events like this. I appreciate your comments, will visit your blogs, and will definitely be in touch anytime we have something that will interest you!

  • 43 Sam // Jun 9, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Would you invite me?

  • 44 Amy // Mar 7, 2010 at 1:38 pm

    Please let me know when the next Columbus blogger social is!!

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