Gawkin’: A steady stream of gossip, much of it about the New York magazine scene, flows on the blog, Gawker. Why does it not surprise me there’s an Alabama connection? Elizabeth Spiers, the 26-year-old “woman behind Gawker” is from Wetumpka, according to a profile of her on Had I known this, I would have given her the secret handshake (see #3) at the Boston bloginar we both recently attended. For those not familiar with her blog, here’s a post from earlier this week that captures her wit.