Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Here's an interesting phenomenon. Cities and states are sponsoring citizen bloggers to extoll their glorious Chamber-of-Commerce F&B to the blogosphere.

Last month, Pennsylvania's tourism site, http://visitpa.com, launched six blogs written by "real people" taking road trips across the state. Accompanied by digital photos and videos, the diaries cover such diverse pursuits as antique shopping, mountain biking and attending a NASCAR event. The authors -- a family of four, a history buff and a Harley-Davidson rider among them -- receive $1,000 for each of three journeys they'll write about this summer.
I'd do that. Sounds like fun. Bum around all summer long, blog a bit, cash checks. Works for me. Nu?