I am going to start with the negative, because one of the positives came as a direct result of the first negative response by a presenter. But I will get to the positives. Just hang around three paragraphs!
Negative Responses to Conference Blogging
Presenters have been upset about their work appearing on my blog. That particular kerfuffle included a woman I know well referring to the blogging Dr. Davis as “unprofessional.”
Presenters have asked me to take their work down, nicely and inaccurately threatening legal action.
Presenters have asked me to add things to the posts, like links to their books so “they” can make money, just as I do. (Er, no. It is a dot com, but I don’t make money off this blog. I spend money to keep this blog up and running without any monetary return.)
Positive Responses to Conference Blogging
Presenters have sent me their entire papers, to pass on to others.
Then there were discussions of the presentation material by those who did not attend, particularly on TCEA Breakfast: Reassessing Shakespeare.
The point, I think, of blogging is to get the best information as widely disseminated as possible. Am I wrong?