One of the best things about Meet Ups is that fact that they are made up of small to mid size groups of people. The small size of the groups make it easy to ask questions, and really get involved.
All of the Meet Ups I have been going to are in North Dallas are of Texas. Like I said they are great, but it is such a haul to Dallas, and back all the time.
I decided it was time for Arlington, Texas to a great Meet Up. With the way my mind works that can only mean one thing. If I am unhappy with the status quo, I change it by doing my own thing. In this case that means starting my own Meet Up Group.
The hardest part of starting my own Meet Up in Arlington was finding a space that I could use. Most of the spaces I found were available in the mornings, but not in the evenings. I wanted to hold my Meet Up in the evening, so that caused me a big issue.
Finally one day when I was speaking at an event for the public library someone recommended a location. I called the location and they were more than happy to have me host my Meet Ups at their location. The best part about this location is the fact it was free to use.
I immediately scheduled my first Meet Up and called my good friend and WordPress expert Tony Cecala. Tony agreed to speak and he was a big success. He really helped us kick off the Arlington Social Media Marketing Group with a bang.
I have now been having the Meet Up for seven months, and it is going great.
Our last Meet Up was attended by around 50 people , and every speaker that has volunteered their time to speak has been fantastic.
This has turned out to be the best Meet Up group in Arlington for us techie type people by far.