I know I haven’t blogged in a while…I could say it’s because I’ve been too busy working for a kickass marketing firm downtown, or that I’m having too much fun with friends and enjoying summer, or “fill in the blank” excuse. But, while I’ve been away from blogging I’ve attended a couple networking events here in Boston. Last week I attended the Mashable Meetup at the Landsdowne Pub, who my new friend Kristen Haley set up for us eager young networkers. What I found most interesting, was not the cool young marketing folks I met, but the different reasons people appeared to be the Pub on a lovely Wednesday evening…
1. The guy or girl who actually wants to network
2. The guy or girl who is pretending to network but is actually hoping to “meet” someone
3. The guy or girl who is bored and has nothing better to do and is pumped about the free apps and drink tickets
4. The sleaze hoping to get laid
5. All of the above
Which one was I? I’ll let you be the judge on that one. But I will say, I definitely don’t mind the free food, meeting new people in the small marketing sphere of Boston, and you can’t beat the 30 guys to 5 girls ratio.
Maybe we should rename networking events…got an idea? Lets spread the word and until next time, I’ll be looking for the next interesting “networking” event to attend.