We’re headed into the prime-time session of night one of the convention and I’ve got a couple of observations:
1) Blogging a convention is hard. It might not seem so, given your proximity to politicians and spin meisters, but the din of activity really impedes a central tenet of blogging – thoughtful writing.
2) Being co-located with talk radio is a blessing and a curse. See point #1.
3) Worrying about logistics, tracking down interview subjects, and observing the “big picture” detract from writing time. Again see point #1.
We have no deadlines, except the self imposed variety, but that’s the problem. When you’re seated next to 15 other bloggers typing away the urge to produce instantly is hard to resist. Sometimes thoughtful reflection is called for, but at a convention finding the time and space to do so are scarce resources.