This is fine by me, in the sense that anything which brings my website 45 hits in 3 1/2 hours is fine by me. (Hey, it’s not an InstaBoost, but it’s still nice.)
However, just to respond on the merits… if I were producing “the next blogging panel with absolutely no budget,” I would ask around beforehand and see if any bloggers who were planning to attend would be willing to donate a set of speakers and the necessary wires to take the audio from inside and make it at least quasi-audible. Donate just for the night, that is. That’s all it would have taken, and I have a feeling somebody would have been more than happy to do it. Hell, I would have brought my measly computer speakers if somebody had asked me, and they would have at least been better than nothing.
As for the allegation that I am a “stink-pot redhead,” my attorney has advised me not to comment at this time.
UPDATE, 9:24 PM: Thanks to Technorati, by way of Reverse Cowgirl, I have found a couple of hitherto undiscovered links to my site: from CrazySaddam.com, from SparkyBloggerLinks, and from blo.gs (well, that last one’s just an alphabetical list).
CruftBox, homepage of Michael Pusateri, who I met at the blog event, also linked to me… but I already knew that. Check out his post, though: he’s got photos from the event, and lots of commentary.
Okay, I gotta go… I’m at Kinko’s wasting money right now, and my bus is leaving in like 10 minutes…
UPDATE, 2/18/03 12:15 AM: Another blogosphere link.