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Blogga Nostra


What is it?
Blogga Nostra is a talented (they impressed upon me that either that word or my brains were going up on the screen) group of Des Moines area bloggers who meet the first Friday of every month to share ideas and help new bloggers get started. Find out how a such a sleepy burg launched such a large number Top 1% blogs (as ranked by Technorati).

When, where and how much?
It’s completely free (other than buying me a Double Ristretto Venti Nonfat Organic Chocolate Brownie Frappuccino Extra Hot with Foam and Whipped Cream Upside Down Double Blended with a sprinkle of cinnamon) and it takes place at Panera Bakery located at 6740 University Ave in West Des Moines. The next meeting is two weeks from today, on November 2nd.

Who is it?
Since it has been a while since I updated the Blogga Nostra roster, here is the latest. Visit some of these blogs and see what a terrific group of bloggers we have right here in Des Moines:

* Brett Trout (Intellectual Property)
* Adam Steen (Networking Guru)
* Sandy Renshaw (Blog Design/Build)
* Andy Brudtkuhl (Web Design)
* Drew McLellan (Marketing)
* Tom Vander Well (Customer Service)
* Chris Punke (Video Marketing)
* Doug Mitchell (Time Shifter)
* Grant Griffiths (Divorce Law)
* Art Dinkin (Financial Advice)
* Matt Owen (Cowboy Blogger)
* Joe Kristan (Tax)
* Mitch Matthews (Personal Development)
* Larry Lehmer (Project Management)
* Mark True and Cory Garrison (Stories)
* Hannah Steen (Women Owned Businesses)
* Sherry Borzo (Small Business)
* Claire Celsi (Demo Diva)
* Michael Libbie (Advertising)
* Matt Owen (Cowboy Blogging)
* Zane Safrit (Small Business Futurist)
* Brett Rogers (Strategy)
* Timothy Johnson (Project Management)
* Mike Wagner (Branding)

More info
If I missed you, or even if I don’t even know you, but you would like to be considered for the Blogga Nostra, feel free to drop me a line introducing your site. Also, be sure to come to the next meeting on the 2nd. I am going under the knife the day before, but if I can drag what is left of my hapless carcass there, be sure to say “Hi.”

Brett Trout

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