I've read elsewhere about other bloggers who are skipping the bloggers' conference. I am too, and here's why.
After reading about the event's description early on, I realized that it would be largely a Republican affair. Since then a few Democratic speakers have been added, but looking at the list of attendees I feel no special need to attend.
That's not to say that Republicans shouldn't have a bloggers' conference. I think they should; I'm sure they have a lot to talk about.
It's nothing personal. Political blogging is partisan, and I am a very partisan person. If and when I attend a convention, it will be to discuss blogging, writing and political strategy with people I consider my friends and allies.
Hopefully, in the not too distant future, Democratic bloggers will have an opportunity to get together and compare notes as well.
In the meantime, I hope that my Republican rivals enjoy their conference and find lots of interesting things to talk about.
Some additional comments here.