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Rising Tide 4 - Blogging Conference

I'll get back to my Michfest recapping when I get more permissions to post other people's photos... but today, I am at the Rising Tide 4 conference. It's a blogging and social media conference that grew out of the grassroots blogging phenomenon that happened here in New Orleans during - and has continued since - the federal flood.

I've always wanted to go, since it began, but the timing was always really bad for me, as it happened the weekend I got back from festival - the reason being, of course, because it's timed to coincide with the anniversary of Katrina. But this year, since festival moved its dates up a week, I've had a week at home to deal with my re-entry, so I decided at the last minute to go ahead and register so I could check it out this year.

I have, as many of you know, been blogging for more than just the past four years. I had a blog on my now-defunct djmags.com website for years, and then also started a livejournal several years before Katrina (which I still maintain, but keep more private than my public blogs). I also briefly tried to do a queer music blog called Stereo Homo, but I've since let that one fall by the wayside. Maybe I'll get back to that one some day. And then, of course, there's this blog, which I mostly reserve for talk about my art and craft pursuits, but occasionally I'll delve into other topics since it's the one blog that I still offers me a public voice.

We're just about to get started here at RT4, so I'll report back maybe tomorrow about how it went. If you want to follow along live, you can follow my tweets.

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