The 2009 Brooklyn Blogfest was held last night at Powerhouse Arena in DUMBO. Uber-bloggers Brownstoner and Gothamist were on hand in addition to about 300 others. The two take-aways from the Fest panel came from pro-blogger Jake Dobkin of Gothamist: 1)blogging professionally is like having sex for money and 2) If you’re just blogging about yourself all the time there’s no point. Write about a topic you’re interested in and collaborate with others. He added, “there only needs to be one Brooklyn Heights Blog.” Check out the discussion of Blogfest on Twitter.
But the “fun” really kicked in at the Galapagos Art Space after-party. During the blogger “shout out” I found myself in line ahead of our man in the City Council/ NYC Comptroller candidate David Yassky. After being introduced by attorney/contributor/local blogger Claude Scales, I identified myself and said to the somewhat indifferent crowd, “it’s my pleasuresky to introdusky our man in the City Councilsky, Mr. David Yassky.” (Apparently, Yassky has no problemsky with our predilectionsky for adding “sky” at the endsky of all our reportingsky about himsky.)