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Brum Bloggers’ saying goodbye

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Jaki Booth is leaving

Jaki Booth is leaving

Ahh, it’s not quite that bad, but close.

Tomorrow night there is yet another one of the frequent Brum Blogger meetups, and this time with a ‘real’ purpose (other than having a good time). The Brum Bloggers’ and everyone who wants to join, are saying goodbye to Jaki Booth who is relocating to Southampton for work.

Jaki is a true example of the fact that it’s never too late to get involved. She not even been blogging for a year and she only took part in her first bloggers’ meetup last December, and the list of what she’s done is already quite extensive.

No doubt there’s something special about the social media scene/blogosphere/people of Birmingham. Not only is there a great supportive online community of people willing to share ideas, try them out and celebrate their disaster. But because of a shared passion for the city and its people, they find a way of extending these community into real life, something not seen often enough.

Who said clique?

As Jaki also mentions on her blog; “some say the social media world in Birmingham is a clique.” Which I have heard people say as well (that might be the topic of another blog post), but I couldn’t agree more with Jaki’s experience:
“Well, I have to say it’s a very easy clique to break into.  I don’t know where else a newbie like me would have been allowed to get away with quite so much.”

And as Andy Mabett notes in the comments:
“[W]e have a ‘clique that anyone can join’ – that is, all the advantages of a clique, and all the advantages of an open group. Amazing!

Please show your support and come to the bloggers’ meetup, not just to say goodbye to Jaki but also to meet all the other bloggers. And don’t forget to have a good time.

Btw. follow Jaki (parboo) on Twitter.

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