I've begun to wonder if many so-called A-list bloggers do nothing more than wander around the country having dinner with one another. One blogger expressed some dissatisfaction with one of these dinners and his words struck a chord with me:
Everything I love about blogging is reversed at a blogging dinner. I love that blogs and particularly my RSS reader level the playing field - the idea is king not the person who blogs it. Contrast that with a blog dinner - where the A-list blogger is king; everyone wants to talk to the A-listers and the whole enterprise revolves around them. I also hate the forced conversations - how many times can you talk about your RSS reader, your blogging software and Del.icio.us?