Yesterday, in Part 1, I was musing about whatever happened to Wine Blogging Wednesday so I took my wondering self to the world wide web to see if anyone else was missing it.
And I found this blog post from August where, voila, I discovered I wasn’t the only one who wanted to see Wine Blogging Wednesday revived.
“I would love to see WBW start up again,” Alleigh of A Glass after Work said in the comments. “It was a wonderful way to really become part of the wine blogging community. It was particularly interesting to see how other wine bloggers approached the same topic or the same wines. Inevitably, I learned something new. Now, as a more comfortable wine blogger, I think WBW would still a great way to meet new bloggers and taste new wines, but it always would be a chance to have further discussions about wine with other bloggers and not just my regular readers.”
Those of us who participate could also spread the word at the next Wine Bloggers Conference; perhaps there could even be a session on how online events like Wine Blogging Wednesday helps bloggers, the wine industry, and consumers.So shall we get Wine Blogging Wednesday going again? Who’s with me? I think we’re on #70!
In the coming months, could we get any of these prolific and active wine bloggers to host? Jeff Stai from Twisted Oak’s El Bloggo Torcido? How about Joe the 1WineDude who hosted #67? Hardy? Good Grape‘s Jeff? Ward Kadel? Thea aka the infamous WineBratSF? Sonadora of Wannabe Wino who hosted #60? Jo from Juicy Tales? Marcy Gordon? Remy of the Wine Case who hosted #55? Christopher Watkins from Ridge’s blog? Ken Payton? Russ the Wine Hiker? Joe and Amy Powers? Maybe some of the other folks who have been finalists for Wine Blogger Awards?
If everybody I listed above stepped up to volunteer with a theme, we’d have Wine Blogging Wednesday hosts all set for 2011 and going into 2012! In February, I’d be happy to host. I’m thinking about Portuguese reds–wild love, the road not taken, something off the beaten track for Valentine’s Day.
Well folks, this is a way to increase the level of wine blogging sophistication and reputation. Include everyone, get lots of bloggers on board, read and respond, and people will learn from each other’s best practices. It’s an investment for all of us but I think the results will be there.