The polls are open for the next couple of weeks to pick a date for our expatriate blogger meetup in Hamburg. You have about two more weeks to register (if you haven’t already) and indicate which of the proposed weekends works best for you.
If you’re not an expatriate blogger in Germany, but a registered member you know will vouch for you, register anyways and have that member drop me an email.
The new planning threads are open for WEBUM (Whiny Expat Bloggers Unmissable Meetup) 2010 over on the discussion board.
For those of you new to this experience, it’s a chance for the English-speaking expat bloggers here in Germany to get together and put faces to screen names. We’ve previously met in Marburg, Bonn, Dresden, Bremen and Munich and mostly in late summer or early fall, but first poll is up now if you want to weigh in or pitch your city as our next destination. The board does require you to have a login, but, if you’re a blogger in Germany, getting one is easy:
1. Click on the above link,
2. click on ‘Register’ at the top of the page and
3. wait for approval (usually takes less than a day).
Where and when will we end up this year? You can help decide!
It’s right around the corner! The Whiney Expat Blogger Unmissable Meetup is happening in Munich, September 4-6, 2009. If you want the details, go to the discussion board and sign up for an account or login if you already have an account and haven’t been there in a while. To get access you need to:
-be an expat blogger or
-know an expat blogger who will vouch for you.
These are measures to keep spammers and bots away. We’re not mean high school girls guarding our lunch table or anything. Last year’s event in Bremen was a lot of fun (thanks again, Claire!) and a great opportunity to discuss your discoveries with fellow expatriates. Cliff and I had a good time checking out an area of Germany in which we hadn’t spent much time, so if you need an excuse to come to Munich, this might be it!
Just a short note from our visit in Weimar: today marks five years to the day since we moved from Michigan to Germany.
Wow. Five years. That’s a long time.
WEBMU, the Whiny Expat Blogger Meetup
Are we still calling it that?
No matter. I set up a discussion board (chiefly moderated by J) over at http://www.expatbloggersingermany.com/meetup and the discussion is now under way to determine first where, and then when we’ll be meeting up this year. New user registrations must be approved by an administrator (such as Yours Truly or Himself). You have to register in order to post. At the moment registration and login is required in order to read content (which means some or most feedreaders are out of the question for now), but that’s up for discussion and I’m hoping we can reach a consensus about making the content world-readable.
Check it out, cast your vote, then meet up!
Anybody been to Iceland and feel like telling us about it? What’s not to miss? What to avoid? Can you get the same thing closer to home (Norway, Sweden, Finland)? Suggestions/recommendations as soon as possible would be much appreciated.