Everybody and their brother's blogging! At least in Bklyn..
I attended my first ever Brooklyn Blogfest last night at the Bell House in Gowanus, and was fascinated to see over 100 bloggers (various interests, styles and ages) pack the hall. Hats off to Louise Crawford of Only the Blog Knows Brooklyn and her merry band of comrades for pulling it together.
A very New Brooklyn event, there was a palpable sense of irreverence and community, and a taco truck outside. And nobody wore high heels.
Jeff Jarvis, keynote speaker, a former journalist, author of What Would Google Do and now CUNY professor proclaimed Brooklyn the nation's blogging hotspot: "If Manhattan's the center of the publishing world....then Brooklyn's the center of blogging universe."
And no surprise because as many bloggers were at this 6th annual blogfest as there are beats on a small town newspaper: Photo-bloggers. Hyper-local bloggers. Culturatti bloggers. Mommy bloggers. Sports bloggers. Theater bloggers. Historical artifact bloggers. Environmental sustainability bloggers. Food & drink bloggers. Fiction bloggers.
We in Brooklyn sorely lack our own newspaper of record, and the NY Times doesn't pay us much attention. But in the vacuum, we have a multitude of ... no! ... a bloggling number of bloggers!