Pittsburgh's roster of bloggers is growing by the day, as evidenced by the constant commotion at Pittsburgh Bloggers, the online destination for Pittsburgh-area bloggers who want to see and be seen. (In fact, consider it a virtual version of the PG's own SEEN Magazine, without all the photos of gentlemen sporting bow ties and ladies wearing evening gowns.)
Can we take that virtual idea and make it real? What better way to get Pittsburgh's new media community noticed in the community at large than via coverage in SEEN?
I fully expect that the next Blogfest will and should return to Finnegan's Wake, and that all local bloggers who join us will dress and conduct themselves accordingly. Can Peter Leo and Bill Toland can prevail on Marylynn Uricchio to send a photographer to the party? "SEEN-meets-a-slice-of-the-new-Pittsburgh." If the Post-Gazette is looking for traffic for its website, this is a sure-fire way to get it.
For skeptical members of the blogosphere: Don't think of this as selling out to Pittsburgh's cultural establishment. Think of it as cultural entrepreneurship.