Why I Do Not Attend Bloggers Meets Anymore

Looking at the make up of the bloggers for the past few meets, I have a feeling that I am closer to their fathers’ age than to theirs. I am almost twice older than most of them. How lar to hold a decent conversation after the customary introductions? Any “old” bloggers out there game for a meet with those closer to our age group?

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Minion to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. Columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. Principal Trainer at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

18 thoughts on “Why I Do Not Attend Bloggers Meets Anymore”

  1. no worries, you are still younger than my dad hahaha

    we have decent conversations (at times), no?

    Peter:
    You are an exception cos we can talk uncle and auntie stuff with ease all the time.

  2. I am about your age. Never feel a day older than ever before. Don’t worry – just go and say your piece and forever blog. I think the spirit of blogging is important.

    Peter:
    I was 20 so long ago. Cannot feel that age anymore. My body does not lie. Too bad. 🙁

  3. LOL! Come on man… Your blog doesn’t old, only yourself. Blogger come out meet blog’s writer, not match making wei…

    Peter:
    Yalor, I am old mah. Don’t know what to talk also. I am not much of a conversationist anyway.

  4. Ala…Peter… just when I was thinking of starting my own blog… now i feel as old as the pyramids. Might as well abandon the idea now. :o(

    Peter:
    I was talking about bloggers meets. I am sure “older” people like you have a lot of interesting stories to share. Looking forward to read your stories. 😀

  5. No wonder I always don’t understand what you say… now I know why. Haha!

    Peter:
    You not that young also lar.

  6. I am 55 and have just started to try to blog. If you are too old, then I think I better stop lah. By your standard, I should be “6 feet under ground” already. Your blog is important, especially to the disabled persons. Please don’t stop lah.

    Peter:
    Bloggers meets… not blogging.

  7. Hello Peter.

    “Accidentally” I got across your site today. I pray for you to recover.
    A Hungarian Chrisitan,

    Janos
    the webmaster
    olagreat.com

    Peter:
    Thank you.

  8. Gotta agree with you about the Blogger’s Meets. Although I must say its good to see the young ones actively populating the blogosphere. Still, as your form mate in school, I do share the sentiments of feeling like an elder statesman. Then again, life does begin at 40 – doesn’t it?

    Peter:
    Life begins at 40 and 50 and 60….

  9. hey you guys.:) everybody is invited to these meets. so if any of you want to drop by in the future, please do so ya! It’s always nice to see a big crowd come together, to bond and to build ties. Age should not be a factor. and peter, take care of that cough okay.:)

    There were a few bloggers who came and were relatively more senior than the average blogger there, but that didn’t stop them from mingling around. 🙂

    Peter:
    We are very very senior leh…

  10. yeah MANNN

    all of them are like college-going kids. Makes me seethe with jealousy coz I missed those times, heh.

    Peter:
    You can still pass yourself off as a teenager. So fret not!

  11. By the number of replies you got, I am sure you are a hit among bloggers. Keep up the good work and keep us informed. God bless you!.

    Peter:
    They are friends I made in my blogging journey. Thanks. Will do.

  12. Aaaww this means that I will never get a chance to meet you in person. Your blog has always been an inspiration and I’m positive any meeting with you will be likewise. Don’t think yourself as too old, even Pok Ku attends and I’m sure he’s the life of the party haha. Seriously I think blogging allows us all to disregard the age barrier and we are all connected by our shared sense and passion to publish online. I do hope one day you’ll attend another meet up, I missed all the previous ones since I was stuck in Sabah. Be us youngsters or old congers let shed that difference and find our commonality. Cheers.

    Peter:
    We can still meet. Bloggers do not have to meet at bloggers meets only. 🙂

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