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BlogCon 2012: Learn Podcasting With @FingersMalloy and @EdMorrissey!

Posted on | March 28, 2012 | 28 Comments

That’s right, folks: BlogCon 2012 — April 20-21 at the fabulous Hilton Center City in Charlotte, N.C. — will feature a lunchtime podcasting seminar with my close personal friends Fingers Malloy and Ed Morrissey!

All of your favorite bloggers will be in Charlotte for this once-in-a-lifetime New Media extravaganza. RSVP now to make sure you don’t miss it.

Meanwhile, there seems to be some misunderstanding . . .

What can I say? I checked the list and my name’s not on it. Three weeks ago, when I tried to mend fences with Tabitha at the Breitbart memorial event in D.C., she chewed me out and made it clear that she resented the fact that I would even dare speak to her.

It appears that Tabitha and I agree on exactly two things:

  1. She has always hated my guts; and
  2. It’s all my fault.

Which might make an interesting seminar topic — “Effective Methods for Humiliating Bloggers You Hate” — but that’s more of a general theme, really, and Tabitha’s unexplained three-year vendetta against me is something I’ll probably never be able to figure out.

At any rate, my persona non grata status is entirely my fault. Smitty will be at BlogCon, along with many more of my close personal friends, who will all have fun laughing at me behind my back.

BlogCon 2012: Don’t miss it!


28 Responses to “BlogCon 2012: Learn Podcasting With @FingersMalloy and @EdMorrissey!”

  1. CCR
    March 28th, 2012 @ 5:13 pm

    I won’t be there either, so we can not go together.

  2. John
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:00 pm

    Hey, man, I tried to get you on the invite. Are you sayin’ Ms. Hale was so unkind as to tell an untruth to me?

    Who in this world can one trust?

  3. Michael Bates
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:04 pm

    We’re talking about two different invitations. It’s possible to be invited to BlogCon without being invited to speak. It’s also possible to accept an invitation to attend without treating the lack of a speaking invitation as a grievous insult. My idea for a session — how the Republican Party works and what’s involved in changing it — wasn’t included in the agenda, probably because it didn’t have broad appeal, so I’m planning to sit down with the handful of people who are interested in the topic after the official program. I’m sorry you’re choosing not to attend, Stacy.

  4. smitty
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:18 pm

    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya;
    Kum bay ya, my Lord, kum bay ya,
    O Lord, kum bay ya.

  5. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:26 pm

    Stacy, you need to face reality…  She has almost forty four years of expert experience.  So you need to bow down in front of Ms. Hale and beg her for forgiveness.  She did temp jobs and stuff.   She even moved out of her parents house.  

  6. CCR
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

     I <3 you, EBL.

  7. Michael Bates
    March 28th, 2012 @ 6:46 pm

    Tabitha has organized two successful blogger conferences, which is two more than me. I have been to enough poorly organized conferences that I can appreciate the hard work and skill involved in creating a conference with a minimum number of SNAFUs.

  8. robertstacymccain
    March 28th, 2012 @ 7:20 pm

    My attempts to discuss this with Tabitha have proven fruitless, given her infinite contempt for me. I have promoted BlogCon every year and, as you see, I intend to continue doing so out of my desire for the success of the Franklin Center, FreedomWorks and the general cause of liberty. But Tabitha has made it clear during the past three years that my actual participation in the event is unwelcome, and it is therefore out of respect for her wishes that I do not participate.

  9. dr kill
    March 28th, 2012 @ 7:45 pm

    Is that her? I thought it was Megghy Mac gone brunette. Serious.

  10. Adjoran
    March 28th, 2012 @ 8:36 pm

     “Never believe the cleavage.”

  11. Adjoran
    March 28th, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

     Does she do Bar Mitzahs and Cotillion parties, too?

  12. Adjoran
    March 28th, 2012 @ 8:46 pm

     Isn’t it remotely possible that at some point in the past you remarked about people who get jobs without any experience or qualifications other than their looks?  Or that their skill on a desktop had nothing to do with computers?

    Even if it weren’t directed at her, maybe she took offense.  Or maybe it hit close to home quite by accident.

    I once pointed out to someone that she only had her job because she was banging the boss of the division, and she didn’t like it at all, acted all insulted and shocked, even though it was completely true and she knew it as well as everyone else.

    Some people get real touchy about stuff like that.  Not “good-touchy,” either.

  13. Adjoran
    March 28th, 2012 @ 8:53 pm

    Gone Gullah?

  14. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 28th, 2012 @ 9:35 pm

    Michael, that is some shameless brown nosing! And I know shameless, being the blog whore that I am.    

  15. ThePaganTemple
    March 28th, 2012 @ 9:57 pm

    Well quit promoting the damn thing then. What the fuck is it worth anyway? All it is is a way for a bunch of people to make a few others a little money. How much do you have to pay to attend the damn thing? One hundred people at 200 dollars a pop is 20,000 dollars, and in the meantime Tabitha Hale gets to promote herself when everybody blogs about what a great conference it was and what a great job Tabitha did organizing it. What a fucking joke! And what the hell do you do there that amounts to shit? What is accomplished for the world of blogging that the world of blogging just couldn’t survive without?

    If her hate for you goes back three years, then start three years back in your archives and work your way back if it means that much to you, but if you want my advice, tell her to fuck herself and forget her shit. 

    Join the fucking Lion’s Club or something. 

  16. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 29th, 2012 @ 12:09 am

    Pagan:  Three years ago she was living at her parents house and taking blogging courses at the Learning Annex.  

  17. Adjoran
    March 29th, 2012 @ 3:22 am

     Don’t rub it in.

  18. Adjoran
    March 29th, 2012 @ 3:24 am

     It’s Stacy’s way of showing he’s a bigger man than she is.  He can’t fight her on T & A, and making it about who has the bigger penis just can’t end well.

  19. John
    March 29th, 2012 @ 6:40 am

    Guess so. How sad. I love the cleavage, but I guess I can’t TRUST the cleavage. 

    You live, you learn.

  20. ThePaganTemple
    March 29th, 2012 @ 8:50 am

    It would be a cold fucking day in hell before I would promote something by somebody that treated me that way.

  21. steveegg
    March 29th, 2012 @ 12:50 pm

    Where is the “dislike” button on here?

  22. jdonels
    March 29th, 2012 @ 1:04 pm

    It appears from the tweets that you were invited to attend, but not as a speaker. I am not sure why anyone would think that they have a divine right to be a speaker at an event that one is not in charge of organizing. 

  23. Evi L. Bloggerlady
    March 29th, 2012 @ 1:13 pm
  24. John LaRosa
    March 29th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    The conservative blogosphere sometimes mirrors the “circular firing squad” known as the 2012 GOP Presidential primary. We are all essentially on the same team, but we’re many of us are beating each other up for “playing time”.

    There are a lot of strong personalities out there, and I never want to get into other people’s pissing matches, so I’ll just end my comment like I end my tweets…with hash tags: 

    #BeerSummit #Unsustainablebartab #GroupHugs #VetThePrez #OustObama

  25. John LaRosa
    March 29th, 2012 @ 2:05 pm

    delete “we’re”

  26. Lady Liberty 1885
    March 29th, 2012 @ 2:54 pm

    Sorry for the nuked bridges that are apparently between you and Ms. Hale… but I’m going.

  27. PaulLemmen
    March 29th, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    I won’t be there. Besides the fact it is outside the middle district of Florida, I have zero interest in a blogging workshop or convention.
    I do hope to meet you when you come to cover the Convention in Tampa (I live 15 minutes from the venue). I may even offer you housing at no charge (we have a guest room and broadband as well as whisky).

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