I attended a Blogger event here in my community at a pub / restaurant / night club called The Duke of Dublin, we tried to talk but the live entertainment meant we had to yell. It’s a nice facility but probably not the best place to sit and talk quietly, get to know each other and cover items like blogging. Having said that, it was still great fun to catch up with a few people I already new and of course its always fun to meet new faces to match the names on Twitter.

The two primary question’s were, do you have a Blog and do you monetize your blog? Interestingly enough everyone had a blog but not all have monetized their blog because that wasn’t the reason why they started the blog in the first place. My primary goal is to help businesses with I.T. Strategy and how to use Social Media and Social Media Networks in their businesses. I’ll admit I didn’t start out with the intent of monetizing but over time I have put up some low level ways of monetizing my blog.

Once there was a break in the music we were able to share some stories and swap business cards. If you haven’t attended a Tweet-up or a Blogging Event you should, you meet the coolest people. These aren’t the most flattering pictures but I’m posting them anyway, enjoy!

A Few of the Gang

A Few of the Gang

About Owen Greaves

I'm a Futurist, I write, speak, and teach the open & free business model, the future of business. Create. Differentiate. Deliver.  


  1. Kristi Ferguson on September 30, 2009 at 9:58 PM

    Sorry I missed you guys tonight. Next time!

    • Owen Greaves on October 1, 2009 at 7:57 AM

      We Missed you Kristi, hopefully next time Gary holds a Blog event or when I hold my next TweetUp. Stay tuned.

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  3. Shari Weiss on October 1, 2009 at 7:53 AM

    Hey, Owen, I’m also about ready to start monetizing. Your next post should be TIPS

    • Owen Greaves on October 1, 2009 at 7:56 AM

      Hey Shari, That’s a darn good idea! I’ll look into that, I’m sure there many others that have better coverage on the topic but I think I’ll write about how I’m doing it.

  4. Shari Weiss on October 1, 2009 at 8:26 AM

    Cool , , , can you piggyback on ChrisBrogan’s, i.e. add more?

    • Owen Greaves on October 1, 2009 at 8:28 AM

      I’ll contact Chris and get some further perspective if he has time. Thanks.