I saw this quick post over (via Micro Persuasion) and it just rubbed me the wrong way. Maybe in the "Blog Business World" reality it's true, but for most bloggers getting high traffic numbers really isn't why we're doing this.
Anyone want to guess how long it takes before weblogs suffer the same fate as the web as a whole? If you were around back in the early days, you probably remember cringing as the web started to go mainstream. It makes you wonder what's going to happen to the notion of a weblog over the next year or two, doesn't it?
Update: Steve wasn't thrilled with what I said and I've changed "post" to "link" above to more accurately convey that I'm not picking on Steve or Micro Persuasion.
Update #2: Jeremy Wright responds. He's clearly extrapolating a bit from what I said. I never claimed that the web was "killed" by business or commercialization. But it's hard to argue with the fact that it was changed in some very substantial ways. And a lot of us weren't thrilled with all of that change. That's all I'm saying.
Update #3: Okay, I'm linking straight to the article now.
Posted by jzawodn at June 07, 2004 10:23 AM