So as many of my regular readers will know I started this blog last year and have slowly and steadily built up a readership averaging between 2500 and 3000 readers per month.
This blog has got me to some great things such as media access to the fantastic Alltech Brews and Food festival in Dublin last February. I’ve made strong connections with several brewers and feel a firm part of the Irish craft beer scene.
So it is with a sense of excitement I’m going into next weeks European Beer Bloggers Conference in Dublin. I’m excited for a number of reasons but mainly as it’s a fantastic opportunity to network and learn from peers who have been where I have been and have grown into hugely respected blogs with multiples of my readership.
I’m also really looking forward to the local brewers showcasing their talents as its not often seen outside Ireland and that its our duty as bloggers to spread the good word of the blossoming Irish Craft Beer Scene.
Some of the talks that are scheduled I’m hoping to pick up things that will help me to become a better blogger. But most of all this is going to be a hell of a lot of fun.
The evening sessions will no doubt be great fun too as I always say beer is a social lubricant.
No doubt myself and Ian of 11pmsomewhere.com podcast fame will be getting up to no good somewhere. For those of you interested we are hoping to have a Google hangout pre event at the Brewdock on Amiens St, at 4ish on the Thursday for any of you who are getting into Dublin early.
Like minded individuals in an environment that will be no doubt relaxed having a few jars. This is gonna be special.
All kicking off next Thursday with the pub crawl organised by Reuben Gray (www.taleofale.com) to attendees and organisers I look forward to sharing a pint with you at some stage over the few days.