I want to give a shout-out to some wine bloggers whom I’ve “met” in the last couple of days. Their friendliness in welcoming me to the wonderful world of wine bloggingÂ is a perfect example of the major force behind social media — community. We have conversations. We share common interests. We are a community. AndÂ what aÂ group of fine people have I alreadyÂ come across inÂ the wineÂ bloggingÂ community.
Catie, theÂ Wild Woman of Walla Walla and Tom at FermentationÂ were the first to welcome me. Last week, Catie invited me to my first Wine Blog Wednesday, which was perfect because the topic was Washington State Cabernets. Earlier this week, Tom wrote about Write for Wine and in the same post, he discussedÂ a new surveyÂ by Wine Opinions. The survey reports “24% of consumers in the panel read wine blogs, about double the level which read the Wine Advocate or eRobertparker.com.” I loved Tom’s reaction: “I’m not even sure what this means. But I think it is important.”
Speaking of Wine Blog Wednesday, WBW founder Lenn of LENNDEVOURS introduced the July 11 topic today. (You’ll have to go to LENNDEVOURS to find out!) Lenn also welcomed me to the wine blogging community in the last couple of days. Then there’s Ken over at Ken’s Wine Guide and Boston Wine Buzz. In a future post, I’m going to discuss his recommendations for Washington state wines.
Thanks everyone for the grand welcome!