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Photos: Dooce is wild

When popular blogger Heather Armstrong, aka Dooce, suggested an impromptu gathering at an Austin cafe, her fans took notice.
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Heather Armstrong, aka Dooce, with blogger Jason Kottke

Heather Armstrong, aka Dooce, in conversation with blogger Jason Kottke during the keynote talk at the South by Southwest Interactive festival in Austin, Texas, on March 12, 2006.

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Dooce laughing with fans

Dooce laughing with fans who lined up for as long as an hour and a half to talk to her at the meet-up she organized in Austin, Texas, on March 13, 2006.

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Dooce cradles a fan's baby

Dooce cradles a fan's baby at her meet-up in Austin on March 13, 2006.

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Dooce chats with fans

Dooce's popularity comes from her writing style and her reputation among readers as frank and straightforward, regardless of the topic.

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