A thought on the Blogger’s Summit

Not real estate-related.

Correct me if I’m wrong, but the Sorensen Institute for Political Leadership is a moderately respected institution. They have put together a pretty impressive lineup of speakers. They are holding it at one of the premier facilities in the Commonwealth. They are charging only 50 bucks. And inviting everybody.

There has been an awful lot of discussion about who was consulted and who wasn’t. There’s more out there; just click around a bit.

What does one gain by choosing not to participate? One reason that people blog is to express voices and opinions. This second Summit is an opportunity to expand that voice, to expand and develop credibility and influence – to contribute.  This is an opportunity to demonstrate that bloggers can rise above the typical partisan flaming that has created so much division and distrust in today’s political environment. To those who are going to stay away, I’m sorry. I’ll bet you would have been interesting in person.

For what it’s worth, my two favorite musings on the “situation” are Craig’s and Charles’.

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  1. Craig May 30, 2006 at 08:27

    Thanks Jim, very well said.

  2. Waldo Jaquith May 30, 2006 at 11:25

    I was going to attend the YearlyKos conference. But not once did Markos telephone me and ask me what, specifically, I wanted to have on the agenda. He did make a point of reading my blog for the past yeear and he says he factored that in, but one can never tell. Also, he didn’t ask me to speak. I didn’t actually offer to speak, but I believe that he has a duty to ask me, not vice versa.

    Since I’m not attending YearlyKos it will, of course, be an utter failure. Any conference that I do not attend is, by definition, not successful. That’s how important that I am.


  3. Jim duncan May 30, 2006 at 17:15

    Feel better? 🙂 Good.