It all started with a photo of three NYC-area blogging friends at the Silicon Valley Moms Group New York City brand and blogger event in May 2010. None of us wanted to preen for the camera alone outside of Tribeca Cinemas, and we chose to walk the red carpet together. While feeling empowered and silly, we struck the famed Charlie's Angels pose and thought nothing of it until the photos were posted to Flickr and one of us shared the photo on Twitter. We threw out the hashtag #BloggingAngels and had fun brainstorming how we could solve crime and save the online world from faux pas as a team. I laughed and thought little more of it than a good joke between friends.
I discovered a few days later that Rebecca had claimed the domain name and we intermittantly spoke of what we wanted to do with it. NYC humor blogger Nancy entered the fray and we found that most of our discussions revolved around blogging guidelines, opportunities, news and no-nos. We found that we weren't unique, and realized that many of our discussions with other bloggers were about the same thing. We were solving technical issues in our blogging and social media lives, finding validation, confidence and community through our in-person meetings. We left each real-life meeting energized and inspired and I always felt I could have chatted for hours or days with these other clever and thoughtful bloggers.
The idea was born that we would share our friendly blogging discussions with the world. We would tackle topics like social media etiquette; recognizing good behavior and bad online; discussing how we integrate our online and offline lives; how we could utilize social media for good; what technology we're using and what was just plain tacky amidst the blogging and Tweeting community. We would share our discussions to include others in the conversation, sharing their thoughts on these issues and maybe build a smarter, stronger blogging community.
We aren't experts, we aren't judges, we're just four blogging friends chatting around Nancy's dining room table. So without further ado, I invite you to pour yourself a cup o' joe or glass of wine (or Diet Dr. Pepper or Diet Coke or Pepsi like Amy and me), listen along with the Blogging Angels and join us as we take the discussion to comments and Twitter and your own blog posts. Let us know where you agree and disagree. Let us know what our discussion brings up for you, and where you'd like to see the discussion go from here. We're planning to have Guest Angels join our discussion, so who knows when we'll call on YOU to join us. . .
Visit www.bloggingangels.com to listen to our inaugural podcast as we chat about our experiences at BlogHer 2010.