Blog Identity Crisis

Joi Ito’s Web: Becoming boring

Burningbird » Weblogging is for Winners: Backlash

See, I wasn’t imagining it. There are growing pains, amongst other reasons for some introspection and self-doubt in the blogosphere.

I don’t think there is just one explanation for this. It’s people, basically, though. Some of it can be chalked up to the pull between journalistic ambitions and the different desires of journaling.


totally different subject
Tulip Girl recorded a conversation :

“Boys, you’re being so quiet and speaking kindly back there. Good job.” I said to the boys who were riding in the back seat of the van.

“Actually, we’re talking about hell,” replied T7.

3 thoughts on “Blog Identity Crisis”

  1. I went over to the links and read through.

    As I commented over at Burning Bush, I think more negative/questioning comments are proof that blogging is becoming more vital. A conversation between a blogger and the cheering crowd is useless and uninformative. A healthy argument is often fruitful.

  2. Ahem, “Burningbird”, MaxedOutMama.

    I think there is change in how deference is paid out in the environment. And that could end up being an eye opener to folks. Change is good.

  3. appreciate the visit and comments, Shelley- your blog is an inspiration:)

    If all were as civil as you, MoM, I am sure that blogging would remain a pleasure. There is a balance to public discussion, I think there is room for all kinds, but it can be a touchy business… as you know from observing certain exchanges;)

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