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The Truth Laid ‘Bare’

It seems that N.Z. Bear (publisher of The Truth Laid Bear) agrees with the Bloke:

“The reality is that the line between “blogger” and “journalist” — and between “amateur” and “pro” — is already extremely fuzzy. And if you think things are blurred now: well, just wait a little while longer, because soon enough, things are going to start to really get interesting.”

Hmmm, now this is a theme that is sounding all too familiar.

“To the die-hard old-media types who sneer at “blogging as typing” and bloggers as pajama-clad losers, then, we can quite simply say: laugh while you can. Time is not your friend, because before long, people like us will have your jobs — and people like you will be a fading memory, shuffled away to the same journalistic dustbin as and black-and-white photos on the front page of the Times.”

Well… thanks for agreeing with the Bloke Mr. Truth Laid Bear, but I thought I should take this opportunity to offer a suggestion. You really ought to be quoting someone new for change. Your perception of the blogosphere seems somewhat limited, and it’s getting real boring listening to your small circle of friends slap each other on their collective backs.

The truth is out there, but you have to look for it, and believe it or not the blogosphere is a lot bigger than your little clique of insta-buds. Just as the net enabled alternative views from the mainstream media, please keep in mind there are more channels available than your self-congratulatory old boys network. So might I suggest that you use the remote more often. That’s why they call it surfing.

Oh, and one more thing. You really need to find a better ratings system - that is to say based on quality - not just quantity. Makes it rather difficult for new kids on the block to get any attention, and (no kidding) you will find that some of us peeons actually have something of value to say.

You see, the old boys may be longer established in the blogosphere (and their numbers reflect that fact), but just because they may get the bigger hits doesn’t necessarily mean they are better or ‘higher beings’ as you like to put it. There’s a lot of talent out there that only need a chance to be heard. Food for thought, and something to think about.

Written November 29th, 2004 by | 1 Comment | Filed under: Miscellaneous Blog Tips

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