I participated in a blogjam yesterday hosted by Pajamas Media. What’s a blogjam, you ask?
Well, a blogjam is where a bunch of people all sit at their computers typing about the same topic at the same time and interacting with each other’s statements in a slightly chaotic way. In this case, the bunch consisted of Paul Hoffmeister of Polyconomics, Russ Roberts of Cafe Hayek, and Andrew Roth of Club for Growth, with Larry Kudlow of Money Politics seeking to direct the discussion. I seemed to be the token “liberal” in the group.
The pre-jam instructions we received read as follows:
Exact title of the BlogJam TBD, but in a nutshell, you’ll be discussing Economics. …You may wish to prepare some initial thoughts on the topic.
So I dutifully attempted to think diligently about the topic of economics for the two days prior to jam-time. But no matter how hard you study up, it’s a difficult experience to prepare for.
Jamming began (synchronize your watches) at 10:00 a.m. PST– 3,2,1, everybody type! I found that by the time I hit the “submit” button on my entry, the pack had always moved on to a new topic, so that my little gems of wisdom always seemed to show up three comments later than they were supposed to.
Still, it was really a lot of fun. If you’re ever invited to a blogjam party, by all means, go.
And yes, you can show up in your pajamas.