Cincinnati blogger convention glee

I was super happy that I was able to make it down to the Cincinnati Blogger Convention last week at one of my favorite places in all of Cincinnati, the Mercantile Library. Chris Messick – who has to be the world’s least grumpy librarian (he’s actually cheerful and friendly) – helped orchestrate the whole thing, which, I have to say, seems to have been a rousing success.

Though I was only there for about an hour and fifteen, I really liked the experience. I have found out recently that I rather enjoy geeking out with the geeks.

And today, Mr. Messick so politely sent us a list of all conventioneers replete with links to their respective blogs. So, here I post.

5CHW4R7Z (

Bad Pitch Blog (

Building Cincinnati (

Buy Cincy (

CETconnect (

Cincinnati Area Commercial Real Estate Trends (

Cincinnati Blog (

Cincinnati Dealer (

Cincinnati Locavore (

Clark Street Blog (

Die Fladermaus (


Girlfriendology (

Gonz O’Lager (

Hello, Gerard (

Joe Wessels (

Juliet & Juliette (

Kate’s Random Musings (

Keeping it REAL Estate (

Kelly the the Max! (

Live Green Cincinnati (

Liz Wu Music (,com_mamblog/task,show/action,user/id,808)

Make Cincinnati Weird (

Mommy Bits (

Cincinnati Women Bloggers (

My Wine Education (

Not Really a Book Blog Blog (

Permasmirk (

Prospective (

Queen City Survey (

Queer Cincinnati (

Soapbox (

Strategic Public Relations (

The Journey is the Reward (

Turning the Page (

Urbanophile (

Wine Me Dine Me (in Cincinnati) (

With my attendance at the aforementioned convention and the frequent comment I heard being, “You need to post more often,” I have decided that I will. Now, I’ve decided this before, so we’ll see how it goes. But I have now reasons (more than just the nice requests for more Joe-tent) to do the bloggy thing. I will expound later on. Meantime, enjoy some of these wonderful Cincinnati blogs!

Author: Joe Wessels

Joe Wessels is a freelance journalist and photographer. Wessels covers local news events for Thomson Reuters news service and features for's Cincinnati Guide site, plus is the executive director of hyperlocal news site, He wrote for The Cincinnati Post, covering Cincinnati City Hall and Hamilton County government and wrote a weekly political column, which continued weekly at Cincinnati CityBeat. Previously, he was a reporter for the Cincinnati Business Courier and writes or has written for several publications in Cincinnati and around the country including The Cincinnati Enquirer, Las Vegas Review-Journal, Cincinnati Magazine, Cincy Magazine and the Sacramento News & Review. He is a native of Colerain Township, one of Cincinnati's western suburbs, and now lives in Over-the-Rhine near downtown Cincinnati. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in psychology and a journalism writing certificate from the University of Cincinnati. He also graduated from Colerain High School, is an avid photographer, news junkie and was once a roller rink disc jockey, and sometimes rides a scooter around town.

2 thoughts on “Cincinnati blogger convention glee”

  1. If I have to write “QueerCincinnati” one more time… 🙂 I have to say, sometimes my chosen online identity annoys me too.

    Sorry we didn’t get to meet at the Blogger’s Convention — maybe next time? Anyways, found you via the list that came out today.

    Have a great day!!!!

    (PS –> about the below post, most of my hits come from pictures of half-naked men… LOL… whatever… you take the traffic you can get :-))

  2. Joe – thanks for the mention of my blog – It was great to meet other bloggers at the recent event and I look forward to reading more local blogs.

    There seems to be a real energy happening among us geeks in Cincinnati. There is the Social Media Group, New Media Cincinnati, a growing LinkedIn Cincinnati group and we started a Cincinnati Women Bloggers group. I look forward to learning more together, supporting each other and seeing how we can communicate and build this community in our great city.

    Thanks again! Debba / (the online community for women based on female friendship – not necessarily a Cincinnati blog but we do have some Cincinnati events coming!)

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