Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Happy Birthday to Nashville Is Talking!

Nashville is Talking is more than just an aggregator of local weblogs in the greater Nashville area; under the daily watch of Brittney Gilbert, without question, the greatest byproduct has been building a robust and deeply relational community not only via words, but connected friendships via the blogger meetups hosted by WKRN.

My personal life has been greatly enriched over the past two years via this whole blogging _____ (I'm not even sure what to call it). Let's just say I have never been so stretched and challenged in so many ways; I'm not political, but I love listening to people spar over differing viewpoints, meeting techno geeks, being inspired by great photographers and writers, knowing that others have bizarre humor, and yes, having the readily available support when burdens need bearing with one another.

"The site is produced and hosted by WKRN-TV, but the author is Nashville native and long-time blogger, Brittney Gilbert. Working inside the News 2 newsroom, Brittney tracks numerous sources throughout the work day, including blogs, daily publications, wire services, as well as reporters and photographers." It's a tough job culling content on a tiny monitor while occasionally playing dodge ball.

The producer and brain trust of all this community is WKRN GM Mike Sechrist. Thanks Mike for embracing the vision of new media.

Happy Second Birthday - I, as many others, celebrate this growing and vibrant community... next time there's a meetup, jump in - each of our lives need enriching and you can bring your part and add to the tapesty of community.

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Ginger said...

Amen, Mr. Woo!

Brittney said...

You are too kind.