Nashville Rocks the Blog World

When someone says Nashville what do you think of? Country music, big hair, the Tennessee Titans, Keith and Nicole…the epicenter of blogging in the South?

I missed out on a great Nashville blog party last night downtown at Wolfy’s and sponsored by WKRN. For you non-Nashvillians, WKRN is the local ABC affiliate and has been remarkably proactive in supporting and promoting the blogging community (which I didn’t even know existed a year ago). Nashville is Talking is WKRN’s blog aggregator and they have even employed a full-time blogger monitoring the conversation that Nashville bloggers are having. Several bloggers that I read regularly (points to blog roll) were there….Busy Mom and the blogger formerly known as Lucinda (who now has a cool writing gig with our alt weekly paper, the Nashville Scene) and Shauna at O, Pish Posh! and JAG at I’m About to Be Brilliant, who worked with the hubby years ago.

WKRN’s General Manager, Mike Sechrist, announced during the bloggy soiree that the station is actively seeking video submissions from bloggers for use on-air (and they’ll even pay you if they use your video). Here’s a quick interview with Sechrist, which was shot by Nashville blogger Rex Hammock. For someone like myself who spews incessantly on her blog, I’m actually having a hard time thinking of any video I’d like to pitch. But if you see me driving around town with a video camera aimed out the dog nose smudged window of my SUV, do something exciting. OK?

Oh, and not only was there a party, people, there was an after party. Nashville bloggers know how to throw down. I hope to make it to the next one. In the mean time, I’m off to do a 60 Minutes type expose on why our local meat ‘n three continues to run out of fried okra and to uncover the entrance to hell in Bellevue Mall.

14 comments

  1. Library Mama says:

    I read about this bash on Busy Mom’s blog. Too bad you didn’t go. Sounded like a blast.

    It’s amazing how many fantastic blogs come from the Nashville area! Yours included, of course.

  2. jag says:

    You most certainly need to be there for the next one. They really are fun.

    Ack. Bellevue Mall. It hurts to even think about it. I imagine those movies (although the only one I can picture right now is Little Nicky) where there’s the gateway to hell, as you mentioned, in a public place. In BM, I would think it’s somewhere in the old Tilt.

  3. Mary says:

    I met one of your Nashville bloggers (Terry Heaton) at Bloggercon here in San Francisco a couple of weeks ago. He was such a nice person! And he talked about the Nashville blogging scene. It sounds like a great group of people.

    I thought it was funny because we were eating Chinese food and he tried to order a fruity ice tea. They didn’t have any, but I was thinking what a southern thing to order!

    I didn’t realize you were a Nashville blogger. (I’m sorry, I’m out of it sometimes.) Cool!

  4. Laugh out Loud says:

    I used to live in Nashville and I miss it. I started blogging after reading several of the Nashville blogs so thanks for the inspiration.
    Also, I lived in Bellevue and as a teenager it was my favorite mall. I miss it, the death of a mall is always sad.

  5. Nancy says:

    Sounds like it was a cool shindig. You know, there are lots of bloggers here in the DC area and I have yet to meet a single one. I’m holding out for Amalah, but I have a feeling we’ll be in CA by the time we actually meet in person.

  6. Mom101 says:

    Between you and Lucinda, you’re suddenly making me hanker for a little trip down Nashville way. I still think they don’t know what a blog is here in NYC. Which is cool, because when I tell people I have one I sound all exotic.

  7. Pattie (Domesticator) says:

    Jamie, It is too bad that you missed it. Sounds like fun! OK…I have to ask cuz I am new to this whole Southern thing…what is meat and three?

  8. Blonde Mom says:

    Pattie:

    A meat and three is a restaurant that typically serves a meat and Southern side dishes (like fried chicken with macaroni and cheese, green beans, mashed potatoes, fried okra, white beans, etc.) Actually my favorite thing to order is just a vegetable plate of the sides with corn bread or biscuits! Oh, and sweet tea. You have to have tea to drink. 🙂

    Jamie

  9. kara in kansas says:

    Good gracious! I actually want to move to Nashville!

    So whaddya think makes Nashville such a blogger’s Mecca?

  10. Mrs. Flinger says:

    Dude. SO. MANY. GREAT. TN. BLOGGERS.

    I must get my ass to TN one day. And I won’t spell it out because I’ll show how smart I am and misspell it. 🙂

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