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Hey Bloggers! We’re gonna be talking shop on an Internet Week panel this Thursday, June 10 called “Blog Hard: The good, the bad and the ugly of online publishing” at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. Emily Gould, author of the new memoir, And the Heart Says Whatever, and onetime Gawker editor, is moderating the panel with BB editors Annaliese Griffin (who’ll also be speaking about The Local) and Chrysanthe Tenentes, Erica Reitman of FIPS and Design Blahg, Dorothy McGivney of the travel site and email Jauntsetter, and Dan Delaney of VendrTV. There will be a ton of great bloggers and new media types in the audience, and networking (10-11 am) following the panel (9-10 am).

Erica’s posts on FIPS about why blogging sucks AND rules inspired us to talk about the hard work and the payoffs involved in running your own site,  because it really is a mixed bag. In the course of a day, we’re as likely to curse the amount of time Brooklyn Based sucks out of our personal lives and brain space, as we are to bask in the glory of a really good post, or a kind reader comment, or an ad sale that gives us hope that we might make serious money one day. (And yes, we’re really an email, but as far as emails go, we’re pretty bloggy.)

There are a few seats left on Thursday, so RSVP now if you want to come hear us dish about our lessons learned. And if you can’t make it, you can still dictate the discussion. Tell us what you’d like to know about starting a site from the ground up here. We’re selecting your best questions to answer on Thursday, and at the end of the panel, we’ll be taking questions directly from Twitter (our hashtag is #bloghard). Feel free to direct your question to a blogger in the audience too (like Brokelyn or The Skint)–you can see who’s coming on Eventbrite.

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