Frank Arrigo is looking to create more class-based stereotyping of bloggers by calling for names to include on his A-list of Australian bloggers. Except the catch is he's game enough to suggest that this list should *not* include journalists, who I'd like to point out are not merely observers of the blogosphere, but active participants and contributors.
Well Frank, Charles Wright (who is sitting next to me in the media centre here at Kickstart) and I have decided that we will go one better and compile the "A+ list" of Australian bloggers who are not vendors, and preferrably journalists, or at least content producers. It just seems like the right thing to do because you have upset our oh-so fragile sensibilities.
So in addition to Charles and yours truly, our approach will let us include Cameron Reilly (across the table from me at the moment), Phil Sim, Ben Barren, Darren Rowse, Paul Mongomery, Richard Giles, Shane Williamson, Trevor Cook, and Mike Walsh. Oh, and there was some debate in the media centre here about this, but I think it would be unkind if we did not include our mate Brad Howarth.
Who else should be deemed worthy of being included in our highly exclusive list of non-vendor Australian bloggers? Don't be shy to self-nominate and join the revolution.
ps. Oh dear, Cameron clearly does not share our sense of humour. Don't worry Frank, we still love you.