Fixated: Topic-specific Blogging
Creator: Lac Su
Moderator: Cynthia Brothers
Panelists: N’jaila Rhee (of BlasianBytch), Jot (of Live Laod), Jason Sperber (of Rice Daddies), Marvin (of Burnt Lumpia)
While some bloggers will cover Asian Americana from A to Z, others choose to concentrate on a particular niche, interest, or theme. From food to fatherhood, erotica to adoption, many Asian American bloggers are converging online around targeted topics. How does the blogosphere build community around a distinct yet shared passion or issue? Do bloggers feel compelled to highlight or de-emphasize their an “Asian American experience” How do bloggers stand out when writing about a popular subject, such as food or parenting? This panel will explore these questions, as well as how bloggers “ identities” ethnic and otherwise — may or may not intersect with and influence their perspectives on specific topics.