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Monday, July 10, 2006

Blogger BBQ

Posted By on Mon, Jul 10, 2006 at 11:02 AM

Hey, they had that blogger bash yesterday at North Beach. I was sorry I couldn't attend. I took advantage of my last day of vacation to do some much, much needed housecleaning. I would rather have been at the BBQ, but my very patient partner finally threatened to toss the contents of my home office in the trash if I didn't clean it by last night. So it goes.

I was surprised to read Odum's account saying that only Shay from the Vermont Guardian showed up to cover the event for the "traditional media." I wonder if the organizers sent out press releases to let the media know they were having the event?

I would have thought the Burlington Free Press would have given it at least a few words, especially since they just launched that new politics blog. (BTW — why don't they sign their infrequent posts? You can't always tell who's writing what. And though the header says it has three authors, one of their recent posts was apparently contributed by Ashley Matthews, who's not one of the three).

But Odum's not surprised by the lack of press turnout. "I would've been shocked if any had showed," he writes. "The TM guys really really really have little use for bloggers. Buncha amateurs steppin on their toes."

I'm not sure that's true, but it's clear from the candidate turnout that the pols are recognizing a new, growing constituency. And once that happens, I bet the press will come 'round.

It also occurs to me that as far as blogging goes, the guys at GMD and VDB are the pros. The traditional media are the amateurs.

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