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Day 18: Bloggers Galore And Not A Swinging Voter In Sight

A day away from the election campaign. No television, no radio, and I haven’t even looked at the newspapers.

The conference room at the Jika International Hotel, an establishment clearly named more in hope than reality, is packed with about 150 professional, amateur and beginning bloggers. They’ve been brought together by Australia’s best known “problogger”, Darren Rowse.

A Yorkshireman, Chris Garrett is also here and, later, another Australian, Yaro Starak, makes an appearance. In the relatively hidden world of online bloggers and internet marketers – they prefer the more reassuring “entrepreneurs” – this is an A-list gathering. [Read more…]