When Bloggers Unite


On Wednesday, I had the opportunity to hang out with countless other bloggers at the annual, pre-Catalyst Bloggers Meetup.

Not only did we all get the chance to break out of our internet-only shells, but we also were given the opportunity to put faces with names, laugh it up with like-minded people, and take silly pictures like the one above.

Above is picture of myself, Ben, Sonny, and Moe. What Moe is doing, we may never know… (may be another story for another time).

One of the coolest things about blogging is just this: participating in a community that cultivates friendships. These dudes are solid dudes, and I’m grateful to have gotten to know them over the last nine months.

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Who would you love to meet “IRL”?
What on earth is Moe doing? 

 

37 Comments

  • Keri

    October 6, 2011

    I would love to meet all of you! :) That is a great pic. I’m super jealous of your meet up. I’d love to go to Catalyst one year.

    Moe is being Moe. It’s indescrible at times, but most often makes you giggle. Side note: are you super tall Dustin!?

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    • chris vonada

      October 6, 2011

      agreed, brought a big :-) to my day!

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    • Arny

      October 6, 2011

      Dude! Im with Keri! Im so Jealous You guys are meeting there! Nothing like the body of Christ Connecting from all sides of the country!

      Next Year, God willing…I’m totally there! lol…

      and wow..dustin…I think i might come to your knees!!! lol…

      And Moe is about to do the “hey whats that?” flip your nose trick!

      aha!!! gotcha!

      God Bless You guys, and BE SAFE! Brothers in Christ!

      arny.

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      • Dustin

        October 7, 2011

        Ha! The old flip your nose trick. Exactly!

        Arny, come to ATL and we’ll have a blast!

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Not that tall… maybe 6-1 ish… :)

      Let’s just say that Moe made us giggle a lot. Also, there is a video circling somewhere of him doing the worm in his hotel room. Just sayin’.

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  • Rob

    October 6, 2011

    Was great meeting you. Good times!

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Likewise -hope you enjoy ATL!

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  • Ben

    October 6, 2011

    That was so awesome, we had a great time and I’m glad I went.

    Moe’s pointing to the Chipotle you splashed on your shirt, oh wait…

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      LOL!

      It was awesome. Thanks for carpooling and dinner beforehand – next stop: another family night!

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  • Cindy Holman

    October 6, 2011

    I agree with Keri – are you super tall, Dustin? Moe is saying, “This one here in GYNORMOUS” I am actually going to meet IN PERSON and TWICE AS NATURAL, Keri, K.C. Melissa and Chris – next month at my house. So excited!

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Oh wow! That will be very cool. Doing a dinner thing?

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      • Cindy Holman

        October 7, 2011

        I think it will be more like lunch and great conversation :)

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        • Keri

          October 7, 2011

          Yep, I’m totally organic. {which I think means I’m made of carbon, right!?}

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  • Larry Hehn

    October 6, 2011

    I’d love to join you next year!
    Moe, of course, is pointing toward the nearest coffee…

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Do it! We need a Larry in the picture next year!

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  • seekingpastor

    October 6, 2011

    That would have been a good picture to be a part of.

    As for Moe–I have heard he has a massive nipple fetish.

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Let’s just say this…. what you’ve heard is pretty accurate. :)

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  • Michael Perkins

    October 6, 2011

    Really wish I could have been there too man. Looks like you guys had a blast.

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      It was awesome. I’m just gonna go out and say it….CAT12 Meetup!? :)

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  • ThatGuyKC

    October 6, 2011

    Yall are on my list of blogging brothers to meet IRL one day. So jealous not to be at Catalyst this year. Would like to note each of you are in the Wise Guy posse.

    Moe is pointing out who is paying for the first round of Starbucks tomorrow.

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      That day will be awesome, and yes- it will happen!

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    • Jason Vana

      October 7, 2011

      I’m right there with you KC – so jealous not to be a Catalyst!

      As far as who I would like to meet IRL, well, Moe is definitely on top of my list so I could go all ninja attack on him. But, shhhhh, don’t tell him. Really, all you guys on there, along with Jake from verymuchlater.com and a twitter buddy of mine who blogs on Tumblr.

      I just don’t know if all that awesomeness could be contained in one area like that.

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  • Moe

    October 7, 2011

    This was ab epic night. Good friends, good laughs and of course Dustin’s right nipple made the night even better.

    And yes, I was pointing at your nipple because well, it’s pierced and it’s cool.

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    • Dustin

      October 7, 2011

      Hey now…. that info was supposed to be confidential!! :)

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    • Arny

      October 7, 2011

      Wait whaaaaa?..lol!

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      • Dustin

        October 7, 2011

        Let’s just say there is NOT a picture of that…. ;-)

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  • Jon Stolpe

    October 7, 2011

    This is awesome!

    If I’m completely honest, I’m jealous. I would love to be hanging out with you guys. Actually, my blog post for today answers your question. Besides my blogger friends, I’d love to have lunch with Bono, Barack Obama, and Michael Jordan. Sounds like you guys are having a blast.

    Keep posting!

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    • Dustin

      October 8, 2011

      Good question on the blog today, Jon.

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  • Jon Stolpe

    October 7, 2011

    As for the picture, maybe Moe’s blaming you for the Yankees defeat last night.

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    • Dustin

      October 8, 2011

      I can imagine him being pretty bummed :)

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  • Sonny Lemmons

    October 8, 2011

    Dude – that night was just a great kickoff to a great few days spent in fellowship. Oh, and I think there were some speakers at Catalyst. Can’t confirm that, though.

    And Moe was just pointing at who he hoped was going to pick up the tab…

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    • Dustin

      October 8, 2011

      It was a great kickoff, indeed! (oh wait…. it was my kickoff and finale… :))

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  • Alex Humphrey

    October 12, 2011

    I’d like to meet that crew in real life!

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  • tyler

    October 13, 2011

    dang i wish i could’ve been there. i’d have been the guy wearing the accent.

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