The “Meet the Blogger” idea came from Rich Zwicker, Renton City Council Member, and writer of the Renton 425 Blog. According to him at the height of today’s meeting 712 people were counted in attendance, or maybe it was 25 people each with multiple personalities.
I was most excited about meeting “Renton Ben”, and he was surprisingly very nice and even (dare I say it) happy. Ben is definitely the most controversial of the commentators that read and respond to most of the Renton Blogs. He says he doesn’t create his own blog because he doesn’t have much to say about Renton. I think I disagree, but all in all, good to put a face to the Roman figure he uses online. And of course Freakazoid Freddy is always nice to run into with all his wit and charm, you really can’t help but like the guy. You can read what he has to say at http://rentonhipster.blogspot.com.
I finally got a chance to officially meet Randy Corman, also a city council member, who writes a community journal. Very informative and up to date. Read his words at http://randycorman.livejournal.com, and his son Andy has all the Bloggers logged up to Renton Journal here at http://www.rentonjournal.com.
And of course Ms. Lynar of http://www.allaboutrenton.wordpress.com, and Liz Stewart from our history museum were representing as well as an appearance from Mayor Denis Law, and city council member Marcie Palmer.
Good work, and a thank you to Rich for putting this on. Always nice to get people in the community together to chat and come up with new ideas.