Bloggercon is happening today in the Bay area, other side of the US from me. Wish I could be there. (Tho’ there was JournalCon here in DC this summer, and I couldn’t make it due to scheduling, so it’s not just b/c of geographical proximity). There is audio webcasting, so I might pick up some sound bites, schedule pending. (weekends are family time, somewhat, we make it happen amidst some of my multitasking tendencies)
I’m glad to see 2 Asian bloggers represented as discussion leaders: Enoch Choi and Julie Leung. I’m particularly interested in Julie’s discussion, as she guides an exploration on the Emotional Life of Weblogs.
I’ve found that Asians are (much) less apt to be emotionally transparent and vulnerable, online and offine both, and the feedback I get from some of my blog (and website) readers, usually offline, is that I’m so unconventionally transparent for an Asian. So I’m always curious to find, and have a hard time finding, Asians who’d be willing to “go there” with me. Temper tantrums, emotional outbursts, bridge-burning, and/or emotion-protecting face-saving protocols don’t count.