Tuesday, February 27
A question for my fellow small-bloggers
I'm writing this post 'cause I need some advice about us small bloggers and how a good organization can reach out to the blogosphere.
Don't let your BS meter go off until you've read the whole post, kay?
As you MUST know by now, I'm a big promoter of First Freedom First, a group dedicated to separation of church and state. I write about them at my blog, blah blah blah.
So I'm chummy with one of the gals on the staff and I hooked her up with Tengrain of Mock Paper Scissors and he covered one of their "events." (I know, BS meter just moved into yellow, turn it down.)
They treated him very well, I understand. Press Pass, lunch, the whole shebang. Good enough, we're all good.
So then FFF gal writes me and says, this is great, we wanna do the same thing in DC AND (you might wanna unplug the BS meter at this point) we also want to get the blogosphere more involved and sponsor some conversations with bloggers.
GAAH! God knows which awful A-list blogger might show up! Cooties! Cooties! (And since I know the big-name blogger in question frequently Googles his own name, and might think this is personal, I left it off. By the way, it is personal. Personal memo to said blogger? I left it over here.)
So anyway. I'm going to steer this FFF gal away from the word "conversations." Hilary's ruined that word anyway for the next four, fo' sho. Is "blogger meet-up" similarly awful? Maybe if there's free food? Your thoughts.
I'm a little worried that I'm being selfish here in wanting FFF to have an audience but not through the big boys. At least with DKos I have control over content, initially.
So tell me about bloggers in DC, what you know. Anyone cool enough for this, in your opinion?
The dealio is, there ARE two tiers of bloggers. Those who are impressed with Club Washington, and those of us who aren't.
But this may be so inside the beltway that it's outta my league, in terms of making things happen for them.
So I guess I have two questions:
How does a good small group like this "reach out" to those of us who are suspicious of such in the first place?
And is there any good inside the beltway at all? (Besides the FFF folks, of course.)
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