Last night, hoards of Brooklyn Bloggers gathered at the Old Stone House in Park Slope. It was this event last year that inspired me to start up CHB, so a special thanks and shout-out to Louise Crawford of OTBKB for keeping this event going.
The speakers were largely tipped towards development, politics and Atlantic Yards. These are all very crucial issues, of course, but I hope the Third Annual BlogFest will feature one of each type of blog: a neighborhood blog, a real estate blog, a personal blog, an environmental blog, a design blog, etc.
The theme of the evening was The Impact of Brooklyn Blogging. It's really kick-ass that we have so many watchdogs in the BK, reporting on stuff that gets ignored by mass media. I gave a CHB shout-out at the end of the night, and briefly commented on how blogs can help local businesses. There is so much that Brooklyn blogs do, and I wish more of that had been discussed. Hopefully next year will be even more diverse! Nevertheless, it was a lovely evening with lots of friendly people. A highlight was hearing Gowanus Lounge speak, and meeting him in person at the reception afterwards. He is so nice in person!
I also met the woman I'm doing a CSA share with this summer! So far, we've only spoken via email.
And here's Brownstoner and I, giving a special CH shout-out: