Veteran Bloggers Unite!by Michael Patrick Brewer on Jan. 22, 2010, under Health, Uncategorized, Veteran Pals
Eleven veteran bloggers gathered this evening at our second Blogger’s Ball. A fun time was had by all. Does 7 months on the job make us veterans? I guess so, since no one preceded us. LOL!
Healthy food and healthy conversation filled the conference room at the Ward 6 Offices. Downtown blogger, Donovan Durband, and now an Aide to Councilman Kozachik, hosted the newcomers to the Ward offices as the rest of us probed the depths of each others motivations to spend so much time preparing our blogs for no pay. It just shows you how deep runs the energy of vanity!
Our gratitude is extended to Carolyn Classen of, “Carolyn’s Community,” for her efforts in organizing this second gathering for the TucsonCitizen.com contributors. At the risk of a collective narcissism, I might say, we are one fine crop of Tucsonans.
This whole notion of the citizen journalist is not such a bad idea, as it is a wonderful alternative to the mandatory news of the standard dailies. Tapping the life experience, much of it professional, of all of these bloggers, is refreshing, and the accessibility of each of them provides an ongoing community resource that is really not replicated anywhere else in the media.
Let’s hope that our boss, Gannett, whomever they are, and wherever they are, will bless these dedicated contributors with a continuing forum for dialogue with the community. So far it works. I say, bottle it!
One thing is for sure. I went home enriched with new and useful information about Art, Medicare, Law, and Fitness.
I cannot wait for the third Bloggers Ball!