The BBC in Manchester is holding a seminar in how to blog. OK, withhold your snark. Yes, blogging’s so easy you don’t need instruction; that’s why everyone is doing it. But you can bet that many are curious but intimidated and so this is a good idea and an important contribution: If you want to be part of the conversation, sometimes you have to help get that conversation going. I was talking with some newspaper folks last week and t old them they could be a catalyst: If they start linking to people’s blogged restaurant reviews, maybe more people will write them and then they’ll have more to link to. Blessed by the virtuous circle.