23 October 2008

+ Blogging Is So 2004

Check out this article by Paul Boutin which appeared in Wired Magazine a few days ago. Or even just read the opening line...
"Thinking about launching your own blog? Here's some friendly advice: Don't. And if you've already got one, pull the plug."
Just recently my blog celebrated its first birthday. I look at how much I have achieved given the fact I'm a nineteen year old student with no actual experience in the marketing industry and have not choice but to conclude that this dude is a tool.

Obviously I'm bias and my readership will be too (dur), but what do you think?

Thanks for the article, Wags.

5 comments:

  1. After reading the article, 'tool' seems a very appropriate word.

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  2. Wasn't it the editor-in-chief of the same magazine that raved on about how the internet allows the smaller players to succeed, aka 'the long tail'?

    ...

    Irony.

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  3. I reckon he has a point and it is well made. You surely cannot argue with this;

    "The blogosphere, once a freshwater oasis of folksy self-expression and clever thought, has been flooded by a tsunami of paid bilge. Cut-rate journalists and underground marketing campaigns now drown out the authentic voices of amateur wordsmiths. "

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  4. I kind of agree with some of his points. Blogging, now in comparison with the other new media tools, is no longer as personal, cheap or widely consumed. The blog still has its place but becomes just one (smaller) part of an overall New media mix.

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  5. Stan,
    "You surely cannot argue with this;"

    I'm game. No one is forcing you to read every single blog on the Internet if you want to read any blogs. It was never intended to be like that. It's like saying that a whole bunch of crappy shopping channels or something on cable TV makes it not worth producing and/or viewing a good channel. Sure, there's a lot of crap blogs out there, but there always has been, ever since it took off. This isn't a new phenomenon. And it doesn't detract from a good blog.

    The article seems to be written from the narcissistic perspective that the only reason anyone would write a blog is for fortune and fame, and if you can't make it to the number 1 blog, then what's the point? What a fucking load of shit. This is why he is a tool.

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