Ed In 08 Blogger Summit...
I also got to tell this story (this version is better than the original).
Moderator: Tell us about how you started blogging and how your blog became well-known.
Me: I'm not sure how well known this blog is. There are certainly hordes of blogs with more hits, etc. But for me, the thing that got a wider audience was when this guy named Russo, who some of you may remember as this morning's moderator, listed this blog as one of the top blogs you shouldn't read anymore. Dull and a downer were the reasons given. Then, this other guy, Rotterham, writes to say he liked this blog, and only found out about it because Russo trashed it. Then, Matthews says he likes this blog because there's some heart-warming tales of middle school girls basketball, which, if I never wrote about again, only two readers would miss in the least.
Three minutes of stellar interviewing is not available for all of your youtubing pleasure (we should remember that some of the hair situation is accounted for the red-eyeing). Shout-out to my buddy [Victory's] undergrad-paper-writing go-to-line around 0:52.