Monday, December 04, 2006

Through the eyes of many bloggers

At our little bloggers' get-together on Saturday I floated the suggestion that we should all get together for some activity sometime, and then all blog about it individually. That way you would have the same event experienced by several people simultaneously and then reported from each of their particular points of view.

For some reason, I didn't realize that was exactly what we were doing.

Accounts of the get-together have started to appear. I've already reported on my experience of the gathering. David Yonki (pronounced Yonk-EYE) reports on a battle of wills between two lovely young ladies that literally set the tone for the afternoon. John Morgan of The Pennsylvania Progressive, who drove several hours just to be there, gives a summary of his experience. And Mark from Wilkes-Barre Online gives the most eloquent description of the event so far, with pictures!

If I'm reading him correctly, I think Mark is also suggesting another collective noun to describe a meeting of bloggers: a "barrel", as in "a barrel of monkeys" (the title of his post). In this case, monkeys who have momentarily stepped away from their typewriters.

I'll continue to add to the list as time goes by and more accounts surface. I'm looking forward to next time!

UPDATE, 12/5/2006: Gort, the Founder of the Feast, gives his Post Game Report. He also has some reflections on why he got into blogging in the first place.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

We have some of the best bloggers in the country in PA, and I think it would be tremendous if PA Bloggers would host a Roots Camp like they had recently in DC in PA.

Here is a description from their website ( "RootsCamps are 2006 post-election debriefs. The progressive community — everyone from the "netroots" to precinct captains to field organizers to national message consultants — is invited to come together to hash out what we learned in 2006 and how to apply those lessons going forward"

The website states that they would like people to host regional Roots Camps, this MeetUp could be the stepping stone to something bigger.

As someone who was an active blogger and a political candidate, I would be more than willing to help coordinate this in any way I can.