Many thanks go to Congressman Robert Hurt who hosted the first ever Virginia Blogger Summit on Capitol Hill last week. Writers from Bearing Drift, Rick Sincere News and Thoughts, The American Maverick, yours truly from The Chesapeake Liaison, and many others were treated to a Capitol Hill tour led by Congressman Hurt and had the opportunity to engage in a roundtable discussion with members of the Virginia delegation and Congressman Allen West.
Self-publishing freelance writers (I still have qualms about the connotations surrounding “blogger”!) are leading the way in the marketplace of ideas amidst a greater freelance economic revolution that is empowering people with more freedom and flexibility. As we move toward the future, information and content will continue to grow exponentially every year. While it is easy to become overwhelmed with such a plethora of information, this is all and all a positive development. The cream always rises to the top and truth will prevail when there are more opportunities to be heard. Members of Congress are starting to realize that the rapid growth of freelance writers and independent outlets as a whole will be beneficial to democracy and are embracing this new method of content delivery.
Thanks once again to Congressman Robert Hurt for hosting this Virginia Blogger Summit. Most importantly, many thanks to you, our loyal Chesapeake Liaison readers. The comments I have received in person regarding the Chesapeake Liaison have been overwhelmingly favorable.