"ARE BLOGS BUSTING LOOSE?"... INSTAPUNDIT CHIMES IN FROM BLOGNASHVILLE
Prof. Reynolds reflects on the changing awareness and landscape of the blogosphere during a blogger conference he attended in Nashville:
Last weekend I attended the BlogNashville blogger conference, held at Belmont University in Nashville. It was the third conference of that sort I had attended, and it underscored the way blogs, and blogging, are changing.
In 2002, I went to Yale's Revenge of the Blog conference. In 2003, I attended Harvard's Bloggercon I. The atmosphere at this one was different.
At those earlier conferences, everyone was still focused on the newness of blogs, and on the amateur spirit, and political emphasis, that marked blogging at that point. Now blogs aren't quite as new, and though there's still plenty of politics and amateurism, people are now talking about making money.
In fact, the two recurring themes of this latest conference were making money, and video. (full article)