The recent post Blogarithms points out how, “the pace of life in the Blogosphere has changed” and in Officially a Toddler, whilst celebrating two years of publication, she points out how it’s like being the “head barmaid – starting the conversation each day”…
Anna Raccoon: I would venture to suggest that Bloggers have grown up; the truculent adolescents with their monosyllabic chant of ‘shan’t’, ‘won’t’, ‘don’t like it’ have left home, off to wave banners and utter two word comments on Twitter… (Read more)
I suppose that in many ways, it’s a bit like my virtual boozer theory? Now we (bloggers) have been vilified and confirmed as genuine, I no longer feel like some sort of bitter and twisted old subversive any more. 🙂 Not that I ever did you understand; I have never been backward at coming forward with an opinion!
However, since arriving in the world of blogging, I have always considered it somewhat pompous and puerile when people, almost totally out of hand, dismiss blog comment as valueless to any mainstream debate.
All opinion is valid; just so long as it remains on topic and isn’t simply a stream of diatribe, rhetoric or explicative, isn’t it?
- Should we mourn the decline of British libertarian blog? | Steven Baxter (guardian.co.uk)
- Blogs Not Going Away: State of the Blogosphere 2010 (deswalsh.com)
- State of the Blogosphere: Blogs Growing Up, Overlapping Mainstream, Embracing Brands (fastcompany.com)
- Case Study – Two political blog articles which went viral (onlinejournalismblog.com)