Clevleand has a couple bloggers going to the BlogWorld Expo in Vegas. This is the biggest blogging convention in the world, and Cleveland's own were invited to present. This is a great start for what we're trying to accomplish with our group. The bloggers who are presenting (Eric Olsen, George Nemeth, Jim Kukral, and Thomas Mulready) are holding a preview session tomorrow (Thursday) at CSU. Despite whether or not any of us agree with their opinions, I think it would be worthwhile for a couple of us to check it out; I'm planning on it, if time allows. Anyone else interested? For more info, check http://www.coolcleveland.net/forums/110107/index.php.
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