The Concept of Flogging

April 18th, 2008 | Categories: blogs, marketing, networks, trends, web issues

I read an amazing article the other day that reflects my thoughts on the blogging world to a tee. Famous author and blogger Doc Searls distinguishes the difference between blogging and flogging. It all comes back to the short attention span of bloggers and the high output of thoughtless posting.

I wrote my thoughts on the topic the other day in “Why I Stopped Reading TechCrunch and Mashable”. I also echoed the same sentiment when I wrote about “Techmeme Bandwagon Jumpers” in January. My guess is that this trend isn’t going away any time soon. In fact, I think it will only escalate as more and more bloggers try to make a living out of blogging. I’ve come to accept this as fact. Although dispiriting, I will instead focus my attention on blogs that continue to post high quality articles, less often.

I won’t beat the subject any more. I think my stance on the issue is clear. I’m just surprised that more bloggers haven’t touched on the subject given the fact that it’s so widespread nowadays. In any case, I highly encourage everyone to read Searls’ article and express your thoughts in the comments below.

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