We're starting to understand why Sewell Chan voluntarily gave up his reporter position on the metro desk at the Times: Collecting bylines just wasn't enough. The man needs to be heard. How else to explain today's Empire Zone blog post on possibly one of the boringest topics in the universe, a blogger gathering? In Brooklyn? Snore! But Chan wrote over 1600 words (that's one thousand, six hundred) on the meeting. Of course, that's nothing compared to his 2400-word epistolary on the Hitchens-Sharpton debate at the New York Public Library. Is he trying to kill us here?