There was a time, friends, when yours truly would get phone calls from Neil Orne asking for an interview about Enclave with wooing words like, "Yours is the kind of blog that epitomizes the local citizen journalism that we want to cover at WKRN." Oh, yes, friends, not too long ago, Enclave was too hot to trot for the real journalists at Channel 2 who lately cannot seem to get enough of "citizen journalists."
Their thirst for bloggers is unslakeable. So, they recently retained a local blogger to run their slick new "Nashville Is Talking" site (I've dubbed it "NIT" for short; I like the Monty Python sound of that dub), which aggregates and blogrolls local and state blogs so that WKRN viewers can check out what important things those of us tied to a keyboard have to say about current events.
Alas, friends, Enclave seems to have fallen out of favor over at Channel 2. Neil stopped calling. And the station's professional blogger, while putting us on the NIT blogroll, has left us among the unaggregated horde.
Oh, well, always a bridesmaid and never a bride. We'll just have to be forever wallflowers here. Just one among the many, taking comfort in flying low, off-radar.
04/26/2005 Update: Brittney, the newly hired charge of WKRN's blog, left a link to NIT in the comments field that explains Enclave's omission from the aggregator. Wasn't trying to lobby, else I would have sent e-mails hourly to Brittney's box. But I will have to cancel my plans to arrange to have the old water tower at the Werthan Lofts painted with the words, "Aggregate Enclave!" (à la "Save Ferris!"). Thanks, Brittney.