Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Outdoor Bloggers Unite

© By Othmar Vohringer

I had scheduled to post my hunting season highlights today but then something more important came up. Kristine posted an article on the OBS blog that made me think. For those that do not know, the Outdoor Bloggers Summit (OBS) is a young organization founded to help fellow outdoor bloggers in all aspects of blogging and to promote outdoor blogging as a serious journalistic activity. We had planed on holding a summit early next year but due to the current economic crises we felt it would be wise to cancel the event until further notice.

After the cancellation of the event, fellow founding member Rex posted on his blog that he would welcome a small gathering of OBS members for an informal gathering at his Christmas Plantations. Kristine picked up that idea in her post, Regional Blogger Meetings. In the article Kristine suggests, that for the time, it might be a good idea if outdoor bloggers and OBS members from different parts of North America were to organize informal local gatherings.

Given the economical situation, which has put a huge dent into many peoples travel plans. Especially involving traveling for thousands of miles. This seems to me a brilliant idea. Since I know that several OBS members and outdoor bloggers are from Canada I would be willing to put such an informal gathering together here in our country. I am not talking about a big event, more like in the style of a outdoor blogger campfire combined with hunting or fishing. It would be neat to meet with bloggers and see them in person and have a good fun filled weekend together.

If anyone of you is interested in such a gathering here in Canada let me know by Email and then we can take from there onward.


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Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

3 comments:

Adam said...

Hey Othmar, I would like to learn more about Outdoors Bloggers Summit, it sounds very interesting. I just started a new outdoor blog today. Thanks Othmar, Adam from deerhuntingbigbucks.com & FoggyBottomOutdoors.com

Albert A Rasch said...

Othmar,

I've started to organize a Florida Regional OBS Meeting. I think its a great idea, and there are others in different regions taking the lead also.

Adam, check out the posts on OBS for information, hints and tricks, plus exposure to your new blog!

Regards,
Albert A Rasch
The Rasch Outdoor Chronicles
Proud Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

Othmar Vohringer said...

Sorry I am a bit late in answering. Been busy organizing our upcoming Ice Fishing Derby.

Thanks for your comment Albert and wish you the best of luck setting up a Florida OBS blogger gathering.

Adam – Like Albert pointed out you can get all the information from the OBS blog, (click the OBS link in my signature)

I have seen your new blog and the link you put on it to my blog. As soon I get my breath back here I will return the favor.

-ov-
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit

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