Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Woofing Wednesday Goes to Meetup.com


© Carrie Boyko

This beautiful smile is my golden girl, Xena, who is almost 12. She is my role model for aging gracefully. She still takes daily walks, plays vigorously with our 2-year-old Golden Retriever, Tanner, and loves to visit the dog park.


Speaking of dog parks, today's new website suggestion is Meetup.com. This is a cool resource to help you find other like-minded folks to do things with, that you like to do.

On Meetup I have found organic co-ops, big dog meetup groups, small dog meetup groups, yoga classes, water ski buddies, and much more.

Meetup is free to join, and once you put in your zip code and interests (Yes, there is a search for whatever you are interested in) it will come back with a list of things going on in your area that might interest you. Any topics that don't return with a group, will be added to an "of interest" list, and when someone steps up and volunteers to organize the group, the information on the meetup will be sent to you. Better yet, you can step up and get it going today.

Each week you'll receive a calendar of events. Once you sign up to be a member of a meetup group, you'll receive all of their internal communications also. Check out meetup's list of available groups in your area and you'll be amazed at what you can get involved in with nothing more than a few keystrokes and an RSVP to a meetup. It is a great way to meet people if you are new to your area, or are just looking for others who share an interest with you.

I love meeting my dog meetup groups at the dog park each month. My dogs enjoy the variety, as we visit different parks, and it is fun to talk to other dog owners. I meet some of the most interesting people.

You can also find work-related meetup groups on this website. It is not just for hobbies and activities. There are Toastmaster's groups, networking groups, and much more for people with small or large businesses and those looking to make business contacts in various areas. Let me know what you find at meetup. Something new is always popping up there.

I have a new post up at Blake Bakes, for anyone who loves oatmeal raisin cookies. I am Blake Bakes' official organic baker, which just means I get to bake and tell you about it. Fun, huh?! This organic recipe is the absolute best oatmeal raisin cookie I've ever tasted, so it was a suitable addition to their collection. The recipe and a photo are there at the click of your mouse. Happy Woofing Wednesday.

In tomorrow's Thursday Green Tip Toe I will share with you a little tip on saving paper and the wisdom of the person who shared the idea. Check it out here tomorrow.

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