ValleyWag Joins Up With Wired To Denounce Blogging. You’re Dead Wrong Paul

by Jason Wilk on October 21, 2008

  • Here’s a nice one liner to start the day off.
  • Thinking about launching your own blog? Here’s some friendly advice: Don’t. And if you’ve already got one, pull the plug” -Paul Boutin of ValleyWag in a Wired Magazine Blog Post.
  • Paul notes that if you scroll down the top 100 blogs on Technorati, you won’t find one blog that is personal anymore. Also, the golden agers to start the revolution of blogging like Jason Calacanis have retired from traditional methods in exchange for e-mail lists and Twitter updates.
  • He views Twitter, Facebook and Flickr to be better forms of self expression and an easier way to have a personal update with the world.
  • In some ways you are right Paul, but you can’t denounce blogging all together. Yes, one section of blogging has gone professional, but that’s just evolution and its the best part about blogging; there is no 1 genre. Secondly, having a blog doesn’t mean you have to have a chance to be in the Technorati 100 or need to become famous. Many like to have a place to voice their thoughts/opinions and establish a voice on the web that requires more than 140 characters (as I am doing right now). I think you are mistaking blogging with ‘updating’. It’s the next generation answering machine which has taken on a life of its own with Facebook status updates and Tweets. Vallerywag is a great blog, should it just turn into a Twitter account entirely? When I travel, should I just Tweet about where I am and not support it with stories and images? I just don’t get where you can denounce something that truly has no definition other than ‘something that publishes whatever you want in reverse chronological order’. You’re wrong. If one thing should end, its Wired

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