Saturday, January 01, 2005

Blog Panel

Ian Brill would like to see a comic blogging panel at a convention. Johanna Draper Carlson has been thinking about doing one, but wonders ""What do you think such a panel should cover, or how should it be focused?"

For me an interesting focus would be on the strengths and weaknesses of comic blogging.

Especially talking about the individuality a blog can give you, and both the upside and downside that can bring. Because blogging is about one person's opinion alone, with no one telling you what to and not to write. Which can be a plus because of the freedom that brings, but a possible minus if no one cares about what you are saying.

Of course whether it matters as long as something inside you is being filled by writing is a topic in itself as well.

Discussing how it differs from other options like message boards, official news and review sites and the like. Is another good topic, especially in terms of the many link blogging sites which would bring up questions of originality.

I think a discussion panel, with many bloggers discussing these and other issues, with a short Q&A at the end would be a nifty to attend.

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