Tuesday, October 4, 2011

October Events

Hey Everyone!

Our Calendar of Events has been updated and posted! If you have any events that you think should go on the calendar please let us know!


Monday, October 3, 2011

My Vision.

Hello out there. I'm sure you've probably noticed a lack of posts/involvement/general interest in SEMO Bloggers as of late. I want to share with you what my original goal and vision for SEMO Bloggers was, and what I'd like to see happen in the future.

First off, check out this website. Do a little browsing. Check out the past events. Scan through the blogger member's page.

Ok, so that's a pretty neat thing the city of Boston is doing, huh?

That really about sums up what I was hoping SEMO Bloggers could become. I wanted to create a group where bloggers young and old could mingle, share advice and learn from each other. I also wanted this group to be about amazing blog content and loving the art of writing.

I wanted bloggers to come together for support, encouragement and all around good times. We had a couple of really great meetings with both new and veteran bloggers, but unfortunately the past couple of months the interest has fizzled out.

That's where you come in. If you're at all interested in doing Blogger meet ups, happy hours, bbq's and more, please comment below. If you're willing to help me spread the word i.e. put up fliers, tell your friends to come, do a little advertising on your blog, please comment below.

The point is, I can't do SEMO Bloggers alone. I'm busy, I have my own blog, family, job etc. I would just love to participate in something big like what I believe SEMO Bloggers could be.

So what do you guys think, want to give Monday, November 7th another go?

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

September Meeting

Hello Everyone!

We'll be having our September Meeting on Monday, September 5th at Calix Coffeebar on Broadway.

This month, Emily Williams will be giving us some tips on graphic design and blog layout.

See you there, 6pm!


Friday, July 29, 2011

August Meeting!!!

Hi, all.

Just wanted to remind everyone that our August Meeting is MONDAY, AUGUST 1st.

We will once again meet at Calix Coffeebar at 6pm.

Bring your laptop, and a notebook. I'm actually not quite sure who's turn it is to lead the discussion (I'm so bad! I'll check my notes tonight when I get home! Sorry!) but I can't wait to learn more from our fellow bloggers!!

See you at Calix, and don't forget to invite a friend!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

SEMO Bloggers

SEMO Bloggers had their FIRST MEETING yesterday!

It was such a great success! We all had so much fun getting to talk to everyone about the various blog topics and getting to know everyone that much more. So glad everyone could join for the first meeting. Hopefully we will get more people (those who don't blog too) to come next time. Enjoy some pictures from the event!

 Emily at Love Woke Me Up This Morning had this awesome salad. Doesn't this look good? It tasted even better! Calix has some AWESOME food if I do say so myself.
 Nothing like some blogging with good friends!
 We felt SO official with your reserved sign and eveything!
 From left to right: Lauren with Livin' On a Prayer, Leslie with Life Told By Leslie, Emily W with Emily, Derek, and Stratton, and Emily H with Love Woke Me Up This Morning. Not pictured is Bobby with Purveyor of Positive.

We had such a great time and I can't wait until next month to meet up again and hopefully see some more new faces!

Monday, July 11, 2011

SEMO Bloggers First Meeting = SUCCESS!

Thanks to everyone who came out for our first meeting at Calix tonight. We met new friends, discussed future endeavors, and drank some delicious java.

We decided that SEMO Bloggers will begin to meet on the first Monday of every month. More details to come.

Look for a post soon with each bloggers contact info. Remember, share SEMO Bloggers with at least 3 people this month!

The Happy Group :) 

Friday, July 1, 2011


Don't forget everyone! SEMO Bloggers first meeting will be on Monday, July 11th at 6pm at Calix coffeebar on Broadway. Bring your laptop if you'd like, and a little cash-ola if you want to eat dinner. Calix will have soups and sandwiches available, and also delicious coffee :)

The purpose of this first meeting is to get to know each other a bit, take down each other's info i.e. Twitter accounts, websites, etc, and to discuss blogging goals.

If you have a friend who is an avid blog reader but doesn't yet have a blog themselves, bring em' along!  We'd love to meet them and also help them start their own blog if they're interested!

This weekend I'll be putting up posters in local business around town, so look for those as well.

I hope everyone has a great 4th of July! Can't wait to see your blog pictures of how you celebrate!


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Basic Geocaching Class

I (Emily) am putting together a small "Geocaching for Dummies" Class this Friday at 5pm. We will be meeting up at the start of the bike trail at the Osage Center. I know a lot of people that don't know what Geocaching is so I'm going to take a few hours and teach people about Geocaching. If anyone would like to join I would love to have a group to go with me. 

I am planning on doing a few geocache along the Bike Trail in Cape Girardeau. We will be learning how to do the following:

-finding a good cache for you
-how to operate your GPS
-how to read the description and hints to help find the geocache
-supplies you might need for different geocache
-what to do if/when you find the geocache
-how to leave to geocache
-CITO (Cache in Trash Out)
-rules for geocaching
-basic guidelines for geocache
-types of geocache

If you are interested in coming please let me know by messaging me at jacksonink@hotmail.com or by leaving a comment on here. I hope I can get some partakers. See everyone there! 
If you would like to check it out ahead of time the website it www.geocaching.com

You will need to have or bring the following:

-water (it may be hot so bring lots of water to hydrate yourself)
-good walking shoes, there will be some walking involved
-if you have a car GPS you are welcome to bring that. I have my iPhone 4 as well as my car GPS.
-a good sense of adventure and a good attitude


Thursday, June 16, 2011


Hello All! Just wanted to send a quick update that we have decided when and where our first meeting will be held. We will meet on Monday, July 11th at Calix Coffee Bar on Broadway from 6-7ish pm. The purpose of this first meeting will be to get each other's blog information, introduce ourselves, and discuss what we would like to learn in the upcoming meetings. We are also interested in finding out what activities each blogger is involved in so we can support each other. If you've got a 5K coming up or if your church is having a VBS and you need volunteers, LET US KNOW! We want to support each other not only with our blogging but with our daily activities and interests as well.

Feel free to bring your laptop, also pen and paper for writing down other bloggers info. Calix Coffee Bar will have soups and sandwiches available if you're hungry....and the coffee is AMAZING as well so get excited!

Love to you all and hope to see you on July 11th!


Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Bloggers Conference Planning Meeting

Hi Everyone! Just wanted to let you know that Emily and I will be meeting next week to go over a few things for the SEMO Bloggers Conference we are planning on having this summer. Our goal for SEMO Bloggers is that bloggers, or even blog readers, can come together and share ideas or inspiration that one might have for writing. We would like to eventually have designated professionals come to meetings and share tips with the group as well. To help us with our planning, I have a few questions that I'm hoping you'll help me answer.

1. What are some of your favorite blogs, and what about those blogs keeps you coming back to read more?

2. If you are a blogger, is there an aspect of blogging that you could use some help with? Examples could be graphic design, grammatical skills, post promotion, etc?

3. We are planning to have our first meeting this summer at either a local coffee shop or in a church meeting room. Do weekends or weeknights work best for you to get away for about 2 hours?

Answering these questions will greatly help with our planning, so thanks in advance for taking the time to contribute! Keep checking the site for updates, we hope to have a date set soon!


Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Check Out Leslie!

As some of you know Leslie is in the River City Players Community Theatre

Check out some of the pictures from her play HERE 

Go Leslie! Break a leg this Thursday, Friday and Saturday night!


There will be a 5KFVS 5K/1mile walk this Saturday downtown in Cape!

WHEN: May 14, 2011, 8:30am One Mile Fun Run to follow approx. 9:30am.
WHERE: South Main Street in front of Hutson’s Furniture.
ENTRY FEE: $25.00 5KFVS Run/Walk $15 for the 1 mile fun run
May 14, 2011, 7:00am-8:00am at Race Site
South Main Street in front of Hutson’s Downtown
PROCEEDS GO TO: United Way of Southeast Missouri

If anyone would like to join me (Emily) please comment, e-mail me, or message me on facebook. I'm going to be walking the 1mile with my son Stratton. Hope to see you all there!



Welcome everyone to SEMO Bloggers!

This blog is for everyone interested in the blogging world. We (Leslie and Emily) are here to help in anyway that we can and we are also here to discuss everything about blogs and blogging. We hope you all can join us for our first meeting. We will keep everyone informed off all the upcoming events and discuss everything about blogging and our SE Missouri community. Stay tuned for updates as we will get there out there as soon as we can!

Enjoy the lovely weather outside today!