We're a few days late on the uptake, but the decision by News 2
(a PITW sponsor) to hire a full-time blogger is a noteworthy development in Middle TN blogdom. As reported on her own site Sparkwood & 21
, Brittney Gilbert (a self-described short, hurried, passionate writer and soon-to-be-retired waitron) will be in the newsroom writing and editing the station's nascent blog, which she describes as "an extention of the News 2 broadcasts as well as a general news/gossip/happenings site that will revolve around all things Music City." More media blogging in Nashville is a good thing, and professionalization of the blogger's role is a very good thing.