Happy Social Media Day

Panelists at Bloggers International 2011

Mashable, the social media and digital experts, have declared today to be  Social Media Day. The global event is a celebration of the technological advancements that enable everyone to connect with real-time information, communicate from miles apart and have their voices be heard.

The idea is to connect with fellow web enthusiasts by hosting a Social Media Day Meetup in your area. There’s no better way to celebrate the revolution of media becoming a social dialogue than by socializing with your online community offline.

Sadly for me, I won’t get to meet with you offline today, but let’s celebrate anyway! You all know how much my online interactions with you mean to me and how much it has enriched my life. I have learned so much from your wise comments, found comfort and support when I needed it most and had a few smiles along the way. None of this would be possible without the social media revolution which has connected us across the globe.

Perhaps some of you can meet offline today, and if so, then do take this opportunity to do so. Yesterday evening, I got the chance to meet up with some bloggers and tweeters at the Heritage Hotel at Bloggers International*and it was great to see everyone come together for this lively, friendly and informative meet-up. I guess you could say we celebrated in advance of today’s event (and as one of the organizers said to me…in some time zones we made it!)

So my question to you today is…do you think social media day is something worth celebrating? What has your engagement with social networking meant to you? Have you had any offline meet-ups? I would love to hear your thoughts.

*If you are interested in all things blog related,  you can watch yesterday’s blogging clinic at http://ow.ly/5tFoE