I’m really happy to see the caliber of Professional Bloggers Association’s Founding Team Members - whilst some have critiqued having such an association I’m pleased that it seems to be moving ahead. They’ve named a board and voted on office bearers which is a good first step and now have a lot of work to do to get it up and running.
This might seem like I’m having a go at them, I’m not in fact I’ve offered my full support and assistance in any way I can a couple of times now. I believe in the ideas of pro bloggers coming together – however I would give one initial observation of the group that have kicked this thing off.
Whilst Paul mentions that they are international in their scope I’m left wondering whether this is really just a north american association. Yes they have Hans on the team (and there could be another European or two in there that doesn’t say so on their bio) but the vast majority of those on the founding membership list are from the US with a few from Canada.
Ok – let me critique my own observation.
- Of course this is only a founding membership list and it would make sense to have the initial group clustered together to help with the logistics of setting up the process.
- Yes the majority of pro-bloggers probably do live in the US.
- The founding membership needs to be of a high caliber/profile – again the US and Canada has a lot of pro bloggers that fit this bill
- Yes it would make good business sense that pro bloggers in a region would want to network together…..