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.