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So I've decided that I'm seriously interested in attending this year's Netroots Nation, after having missed it the previous years.  However, I'm not exactly certain what I would be going for.  From NN2012's website:

Each year, thousands of bloggers, newsmakers, social justice advocates, labor and organizational leaders, grassroots organizers and online activists come together . . .
Well, I'm not really a blogger (though I have run blogs from time to time in the past).
And I'm hardly a newsmaker.
And I'm not a social justice advocate (except informally)
And I'm not a labor and organizational leader.
And I'm not a gressroots organizer.
And I'm only barely an online activist (more like an online crank).

So what would be a purpose of my joining in?  I need to come up with some rationale(s) for the time and expense of attending (I would be coming from San Diego).  Not to mention a couple of solid reasons to placate my better half, who suffers from my absence during too-frequent business trips as it is.  I'd love to meet everyone, but I think I need more than that.  :-)

Any thoughts you folks might have would be more than welcome.


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