Harvey over at Bad Example is a dedicated and inspiring blogger.
His post on the blog zygote is the very textbook definition of blogging.
The blogosphere's who, what, why and how.
He makes mincemeat of the wannabee "trendsetters" attempting to glom onto this latest fashion, so to speak.........
A blog is a publishing format of last resort. If person could get published with a newspaper, write a novel, or do stand-up, they'd be doing that. But blogging is their only outlet.
And because it is, that makes it precious and loved. It becomes a work of passion. A labor of love. It draws the author back again and again, day after day. It's not for the money - although some bloggers do generate income with it - it's about being able to make something all your own that you can point to and say, "*I* did this. It may not be beautiful or perfect, but it's mine. It's a part of who I am. An important part. And I love it."
Arianna - and, indeed, all her group-blog-buddies - have other outlets. Outlets that are higher profile, less prone to criticism and feedback, and far more renumerative. Their natural inclination is to leverage their time into productive activities, and this project goes counter to that. This sad collection of celebrity cat-blogging can't possibly hold any appeal, outside of the opportunity to publicly lick Arianna's backside while appearing to be hip and trendy because they're blogging.
The bloom will go off the rose, they will lose interest, they will find better things to do, and - one by one - they will drop out.
If they wanted to blog, they would start at Blogger like everyone else.
I will not speak of the HuffthePowderPuff blog again. Will not fuel that idiotic canteen of stupidity (did I just say that?), it's worthless and gives blogging a bad (worse yet, plain silly) name.
*Toon unrelated, just like gapingvoid.coms stuff