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February 15, 2006

Blogging, Money, Power

Michael Blowhard writes:

Dear Blowhards --

It has always seemed to me that a big part of the fun of blogging and blog-surfing is the chance it gives us to leave behind the clamor of the dollars-careers-and-advertisements-driven media. That's the main reason I haven't run ads on this blog. Lord knows I'm often a fan of the commercial media, but non-commercial interactions have their place too. After all, I don't sell ad rights to the walls of my apartment either.

Some people apparently don't see blogging this way. Here's -- wouldn't you know it? -- New York magazine reading the blogosphere in its own terms -- in terms, that is, of dough, careers, and ads ...



posted by Michael at February 15, 2006


Money, power & chicks -- doesn't that say it all about blogging? I don't know about you guys but I've got high-level Washington insiders, Hollywood moguls and partners at major investment-banking firms emailing me all day for tips on writing military-history book reviews and tweaking Movable Type. BTW, my new book, Blogging Secrets of the Rich and Famous, hits the shelves next month. Give me a call, we'll do lunch.

Posted by: Jonathan on February 15, 2006 7:14 PM

You probably don't have a many visitors to your appartment as you do to your blog.

Posted by: Dan Lewis on February 18, 2006 10:48 AM

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