Jacqui Cheng chronicled her trip to San Francisco last week for Apple’s new iPad event and her liveblogging of it for Ars Technica:

Usually, the words being said on stage go into my ears and out my fingers without any human processing involved, and the only things I “see”—aside from my computer screen, that is—are the pretty colors being filtered through my camera lens.

In an article on GigaOM, Tom Krazit reports that SrcribbleLive (the service The Verge uses) sees a spike of between 50 – 100 times their normal activity during Apple events. And Cover It Live (the service Macworld uses) sees between 50 – 75 times their normal traffic. That’s like getting 2 – 3 months worth of pageviews in around 90 minutes.

Even still, posting live updates of Apple event doesn’t sound enjoyable to me. If (when?) I get invited to an Apple special event I don’t think I would do a live blog for this site. For one: there are other sites which do a far better job of incorporating images and text updates. And secondly, I’d prefer to give my full attention to what was happening on the stage and to enjoy the show — Apple special events aren’t just announcements, they’re carefully-planned presentations.

A Day in the Life of an Apple Event Liveblogger