We're SC6 ... And We USED To Be a Big Deal Apparently
No, we weren't surprised to hear that Rick Perry got in the 2012 Presidential race. Or that he did it on the day of the Iowa Straw Poll, which we thought to be a smart move. Or that he did it in South Carolina, where George Bush took off and won the 2000 Primary on the way to the White House...
No, there were two things that surprised us: first, that it was at the Conservative Bloggers Conference in Charleston. Not a bad idea either... That will get lots of free press, although the amount of importance placed on bloggers is debatable. No, the biggest surprise of all is that it occurred in our home state, and no one told us about it! Yeah, we've been out of the state for almost 2 years, but we managed to be a solid Top Ten Blog in South Carolina for over a year after we left.
Honetsly, we have no idea what our influence on SC Politics is anymore. We miss BlogNetNews a lot. It gave us an idea of where we stood, and it turned out that we were more powerful than we thought. Nope, we never banged the sitting Governor, or got paid to push candidates' agendas... We just blogged it as we saw it, and we were usually right. Would we have come? Maybe. There are plenty of things going on that we would attend if we actually heard about, but maybe not too.
Basically, we don't know jack shit about the Conservative Bloggers Conference, but it seems to us that you might want to have as many of the Top Blogs as possible - especially in their home state. If you don't ask people to come, they won't come. Hope it was fun.