Vancouver Bloggers Meets The End

Vancouver Blogger Meetup

Last night, Sarah and I attended the monthly meetup of Vancouver bloggers. The event was held at The End Cafe on Commercial Street. It’s call The End Cafe because it’s at the end of Commercial Street. The Vancouver Blogger Meetup was founded October, 2002 and has held 43 blogger gatherings to date. The current organizer of the meetup is Raul of Hummingbird 604. The End Cafe was a pretty good location to hold the meetup. It was a good size and everyone had enough room to move around and network. Their food wasn’t half bad. I had a burger that was a bit overcooked but otherwise, it was tasty.

While 40 bloggers RSVP for the meetup, I would say about 30 actually showed up. Still, that was a nice turnout and everyone had a great time. You’ll be able to find a full recap of the meetup at Dr. Jan Karlsbjerg’s blog. Dr. Karlsbjerg has the uncanny ability to eavesdrop into everyone’s conversation and record it – even if they’re clear across the room from him. I think he’s really some kind of top secret spy.

It was good to see so many new people at the meetup. One of the reasons I attend these events is to meet new people as well as old friends. We had a good mix of people to network with, from seasoned professionals to newbies who haven’t set up their blog yet. We even had a blogger who played the accordion!

Blogger meetups are held all over world. If you live in a major city, chances are there is one for you to attend. You can find out the time and location of the next Vancouver Blogger Meetup here.

Vancouver Blogger Meetup

Vancouver Blogger Meetup

Vancouver Blogger Meetup

Vancouver Blogger Meetup

37 thoughts on “Vancouver Bloggers Meets The End”

  1. Josten says:

    Wish we had blogger meetups here n nc

    1. John I love when you post food pics – MMMMMMM

      1. You love that food, seems fattening, LOL.

    2. Wish someday I could go to any meeting like that.

  2. MLDina says:

    John!!! Where’s your MarketLeverage shirt?! I’m disappointed!

    1. John Chow says:

      I want more money!

      1. Haha Had to laugh at this.

        1. LOL you and me both

          1. @MLDaina – I can wear the ML Shirt everyday for the half the money 😛 Contact me now!! lol

      2. I will do it even for less money than @Monty –, lol.

  3. Raul Pacheco says:

    It was great to see you, John! Glad to hear The End Cafe didn’t disappoint. The owners were checking with me to see if we were doing ok, and stuff.

  4. Wow, I wish we had one here in SC too.

  5. This sounds like a great event. I have to see if they have one in MA…

  6. Looks like you may have forgotten to tell them you like your hamburger to moo. 🙂

    My wife and I are hooking up with a local newspaper and other bloggers to organize a blog meetup here where I live.

    We meet with them Monday to talk ideas and to get things rolling.

    I know a lot of these other bloggers that comment here keep saying they wish there was one where they live, but all they have to do is get off their butts and start one. 🙂

  7. Pete Quily says:

    Hi John,

    nice seeing you again and thanks for the perspective ie give away vs build list dependent on your business model.

    Great photo of me, can i use it if I credit you and include a link?

    Josten, RealtalkRobert, If there isn’t a blogger or other type meetup in your city, anyone can start one, just go to find your city and set one up.

    Meetup makes it pretty simple to create one and run it. They do most of the heavy listing, and you can always get an assistant organizer of the meetup to help. Plus most of us bloggers are pretty opinionated, so starting a conversation usually isn’t a problem.

    1. John Chow says:

      Hi Pete, feel free to use my photo. See you at the next meetup.

  8. There is a Blogger’s Meetup that i will be going to in Atlanta. Can’t wait! I have to unplug sometimes and meet some live bodies. It’s good to network outside of your home once in awhile.

  9. joe gelb says:

    that food looks like a really good pirk of being a blogger

  10. christopher says:

    Looks like it was a fun time. I know this is a little off topic for this post but, but i want to say congrats for your win as the best mind in business. I know it was a few weeks before Xmas but i kinda just got the heads up a few days ago. Congrats John, you deserve it more then anyone.

  11. Pheak Tol says:

    Looks like a good time. I wish there was a blogger meet up here in Jersey! anybody in jersey and is a blogger besides me?

  12. TStrump says:

    Mmm, the wings were good!
    Nice meeting you!

    1. I love your pics of food, I just wish I could eat as well.

  13. Good food sparks good ideas and that’s the fuel for some great networking with other bloggers!

  14. Reyn Aria says:

    Nice gathering up there… and the hamburger looks fantastic.

  15. Anthony says:

    Small correction: The End is at the end of Commercial, not Cambie.

  16. photo says:

    Is that a super-thing laptop, or a menu, in front of you in that picture?

    1. John Chow says:

      Super-thin laptop. That’s my Macbook Air.

  17. You call them a good burger. Just look at the black spot around that. I give minus marks to the cook. John you have a great taste and choice … how can you approve that burger.

    You are looking great with those two great products of apple. I am trying to get time and will join there.

    1. MoneyMoneyMoney says:

      Actually, those “black spots” are called grill marks. That’s what happens when you “grill” meat, and it’s tasty as hell!

    2. The burger isn’t burnt. What the person said above is right. They’re from the grill.

    3. I like burger dont care how they look

  18. SEO Tips says:

    Why is it you have so many Bloggers around your area? I have none here :'(

    I wish I could meet up with Bloggers every month like that, perhaps I should start searching.

    1. Yeah John I wonder that myself too, I dont know any blogger in my area.

  19. That is kind of cool, I wish they had one where I lived. It’d be fun to go to. Side topic: That hamburger really does look delicious lol. I’m jealous of you on more than just one account, darn!

  20. I sure wish I was there too, the food, the fun, the feedback and all the Fs sure was great, wasn’t it? 🙂

  21. I wish I had the money to attend something like that. It’s so hard to get initial capital in the blogosphere.

  22. Darren Moore says:

    Hey John, Darren here from Halifax. I wish we had something like that out here on the East Coast. Even though I am new to blogging, I would love to meet some of the other bloggers from this area. Do you know any of them by chance? If not, take a look at my page if you like,

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