Lovers of Tech, Activate! Form of…Geeks!


Yesterday morning I had the privilege of enjoying breakfast with 29 self-declared Geeks and lovers of all things tech, web 2.0, blogging, podcasting, Twitter, social media and on and on.  It’s affectionately referred to as Geek Breakfast.  In this case, the Franklin – Spring Hill, TN Geek Breakfast.

table 1 and 2 - birds eye

A month ago, I knew virtually none of these people.  But that’s the great thing about the web.  Launch your group or community (in this case a Facebook group) and watch the magic happen.

With very little effort on my part, this group has grown to include nearly 100 participants.  Last month’s breakfast, the first, saw almost a quarter of that group in attendance.

I share all this to simply do one thing – encourage you.  If I can do it, anyone can.  If you’ve been putting off starting your own group – wherever or whatever that might be – you have no more excuses.  Social media makes it easier than ever.  Don’t like Facebook because not everyone has access?  Try launching your own network with a service like Ning.  Or wherever.  You decide.

Just do it.  It’s easier than you think.

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6 Responses

  1. I don’t remember proclaiming self-geekdom. I just wanted to see what one looks like! 🙂

  2. Ha ha! Thanks for commenting Kerry. I hope in a future breakfast, I can spend more time getting to know you.

  3. wow. cool jeff. grateful to hear how it all went and the background leading up to. love that question: why wouldnt you do this.
    have some ideas. will check back in to let ya know how they’re coming along. meanwhile ill pass on the post to my bro in maryville and maybe he’ll be in touch….here’s to a great geeky summer 🙂

  4. Thanks so much for your comment. Anyone can do it. I’m so glad I did. You’re welcome anytime to join us.

  5. I like the idea of geek breakfast. Would like to come to the one in Franklin, but sadly it occurs during my work hours and Franklin is an hour drive each way. Wish there were more meetups on the weekend.

  6. Charles,

    There are others as well. Where to you live exactly?

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