Shannon, thank you for your thoughts here.

Liveblogging is something I have done at a number of academic conferences, and is something I am beginning to do at virtually any conference I attend. In one sense, it is terribly tiring, though it forces me to pay more attention than if I just sat and watched / took notes on the paper. I think the value is that I immediately react to what occurs, rather than thinking about it first, and then editing / reediting. Yes, that also means it can be rough around the edges, but from a learning perspective, I am really interested in how we learn in real-time in a public medium. This seems to me different than what I am doing now, namely considering my response, trying to get my words right, checking my spelling, grammar, etc.