Here in Austin I sat down during the first panel yesterday on blogging and, remarkably, was right in front of the esteemed woman behind Booksquare. A real litblogger! Such a surprise, since the tech side of things at Interactive seems to beat out content. Which was definitely the case for this session, which substitued deathly dull panelizing for brainstorming.
Even more remarkably, the Association of Writing Programs annual conference overlapped with SXSWi -- in the same building here in Austin. So we ran down the hall to an AWP panel on blogging as salons that featured the man who is Beatrice, which was quite good. I sat behind Mr. Mumpsimus, that is, until I left for the book digitization panel.
Working hard? Or ADD?
I had no idea I would find such litblogger luminaries at the AWP, or that I'd be able to play hooky from SXSW for highbrow literary discussions. But now they're gone and it's time to focus on the interactive world's next big thing/s.