Is Blogging Dead and For Losers?

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Wired magazine has declared that microblogging has made blogging ‘so 2004’. Wired’s post offers some truth but it misses a few important values that blogging provides.

Loren Felman at 1938 Media gave a remarkable speech on blogging which highlights much of what Wired missed. This is probably one of straightest commentary on the art of blogging and why (good) blogs beat other social media for your base. You can spend days reading about blogging and you won’t find better advice from someone with a stinging sense of humor. (Warning: expletives laid down for good measure.)

“Your blog is your little slice of digital heaven and nobody can *f* with you there.”

Loren Feldman generates heaps of criticism but this speech hammers down the claims that blogging is just for losers. It can be. Then again, most of the losers in the world aren’t blogging.

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5 Comments

  1. Phil,

    oh, if blogging stops, we'll just move on to other forms of textual content creation where enhancing and spicing-up comes handy.

    You can probably easily think of all the places you are creating textual content at 🙂

    BTW: generally we are very interested in ideas about in what other ways Zemanta could help you while you write your blog.

    bye
    Andraz Tori, Zemanta

  2. Than you for sharing your eye-witness feedback. He seems to have his own style of communicating, a sort of Lenny Bruce 2.0. Whether an act or not, there was a sense of wisdom that nobody has articulated as amusingly as he did.

    BTW, Zemanta is a remarkable service. What would you folks do if blogging stops?

    See ya,
    Phil

  3. Being at Blog08 it was great hearing him speak, bringing out some real issues. But I think in part that was still an act.

    Especially fun was the discussion about “transparency” and on that one I largely agree with Feldman. In the long run lying just doesn't pay off.

    bye
    Andraz Tori, Zemanta

  4. phil:

    Wired is, and has always been about the NBT (next best thing). This is a bias they can't escape and if they want to look cool, hip and happening, they have to say something relatively outrageous to get notices.

    Lots of stuff happens with relatively unsophisticated technology that bursts their bubble and doesn't involve the techno-elitists out there.

    I take most of their stuff with a shaker of salt. Everyone is not going to be an early adopter of anything, especially some of us cynics. Been around IT for a long time and I'm in no great hurry to espouse the latest and greatest without some testing, thank you very much! Besides, that takes a lot of work!

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