Posted from the US
Just read an interesting article on A-list bloggers, B-list bloggers, and C-list bloggers. Some bizarre Japanese and Chinese blogs in the top 50 - while classic A-listers like Instapundit and Daily Kos hold strong with many thousands of powerful links and rabid visitors.
Here are my thoughts on the whole shebang:
- Some heavily funded organizations are going to find a way to send the whole group into the dark recesses of deep C-list one day - and turn blogging into a mega corporate activity.
- Occassional party crashers (like myself, a no-list blogger) while jam the status quo every once in a while, sending the whole tightly wound cluster of A's and B's into a freznzy.
- If blogging only becomes another ad vehicle, was it worth ripping down mainstream media?
- Did the guys from Google go to Stanford to become the world's biggest ad agency?
Thought for the day - maybe blogging is become codified and smelly, and it is time for something else to take it down. Like punk in the late 1970's, it flashed, then it turned into crappy 80's new wave, and then a flash revival as grunge, and then we have Green Day as "anti-Bush" boys making more money than Texas oilmen. Where is the voice of the people if most of this is a few blogging elite making big $ and turning into what they hate(d)? I still like the long tail - it's a good place and it will have its day.