Since announcing the 2nd annual WordCount May blogathon last week, no fewer than 34 writers have signed on to take the challenge of posting once a day during the month. I’ve added a few stragglers since the original list went up, so if you’re participating and are running a list of fellow blogathoners on your own blog, you might want to take another peek and add the late comers.
Several freelancers have signed on after having read about the blogathon on Twitter – welcome! It’s not too late to join us. Just leave a comment on this blog or email me at michellerafter (at) comcast (dot) net.
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I sat in on some great discussions of the future of news and the role journalists and bloggers can play in it at the 3rd annual BarCampPortland yesterday at CubeSpace, the shared work environment on S.E. Grand Ave. It was a lively discussion, which I plan to expound on this week. Until then, you can read what John Hill, a journalist who works at The Columbian in Vancouver, Wash., thought about it in his blog post, called How hyper is your local?