Attending this meetup at Metro Joe’s:
Craig Lyndall who had free CDs for his band, The Company Line.
Tim Ferris and Gloria Ferris
Pho’s Norka Pages
Jack Ricchiuto waltzed in after an hour and a half. Hmph.
9 attending considered themselves political bloggers.
We discussed people who get irate about comments left on blogs and then threaten litigation. We determined that there is already legal precedent protecting bloggers from third party commenting and libel. We discussed the difficulties of navigating the FEMA website in helping NOLA refugees, how to drive traffic to your website, mainly through commenting on other people’s blogs. The intricacies of Trackbacks, RSS, and WordPress plugins, including one which will help defend against AdSense pirates. Tim thinks Google Alerts is better than RSS. There was also the ubiquitous copyright discussion. Jaclyn, who is still working on fighting Wal-Mart in Cleveland, brought to our attention their Higher Expectations Week. Will brought up Mint as a source of site traffic logging and Jeff mentioned AWstats.
Scott Gearity had the quote of the night:
The blogosphere is dominated by this sort of libertarian conservative cabal.
Around 9 the group adjourned to Fulton Bar and Grille for tasty beverages. I rode my bike home.