We’ll Be On A Panel Discussion About Blogs Sept. 4th

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We don’t know how they found us, nor why they asked us, but for some odd reason we’ve been invited to speak on a panel discussion about Neighborhood Blogs for the Seattle City Club on Thursday, Sept. 4th from 6pm-8pm at the downtown Seattle library.

We invite all our Readers to come on down and toss us softball questions, like:

  • “What’s a Blog?”
  • “Why’d you choose Burien?”
  • “What is the air-speed velocity of an unladen swallow?”

Heck, it’s only $5 bucks (we don’t get anything…what’s up with that?) and it could actually be interesting.

Here’s the announcement from the Seattle City Club website:

Thursday, September 4, 2008
Neighborhood Blogs: What’s All the Buzz About?
Seattle Public Library, Central Branch – 1000 Fourth Avenue, Seattle
Registration:  5:30 p.m. • Event: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
$5/general public

Panelists to date:

Scott Schaefer, Author, The B-Town (Burien) Blog
Heather McLeland-Wieser, Manager of Art, Recreation, Literature, History, Travel and Maps, Seattle Public Library

Moderator: Monica Guzman, Online Reporter, The Big Blog, Seattle Post-Intelligencer

purchase tickets here

From Ballard to Burien, from West Seattle to South Lake Union, and from Capitol Hill to Beacon Hill, the proliferation of neighborhood blogs all around Seattle is changing not just the local media landscape but also how community conversations are taking place in an increasingly digital world.

How does the 24-7 nature of citizen-driven blogs impact “traditional” news sources and how people are informed?

How do these interactive (and often anonymous) online discussions promote greater civic participation and sense of community?

Who runs these blogs and are they profitable?

Come hear from some of Seattle’s most active neighborhood bloggers and experts about what it takes to start a blog, some of the hot button neighborhood issues generating the most debate on blogs today and ways to participate in the blogosphere.

Stay after to blog with the experts in a library computer lab.

Bring your questions for what promises to be an enlightening CityClub event!

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