When I wrote my post on being a week behind, I hadn’t gotten to Shelley Powers’ post about blogs, Techmeme and blog authority. A perfect summation:
I don’t know about anyone else, but I didn’t start a weblog to join a flow; I started weblogging to become one agitated atom among many. At times some of your agitations may match mine; at other times, we spark opposite each other. As for banding together to become an influence, what makes anyone think we’re an influence now? All clumping together does is provide a better marketing target. Long live dust mote dynamics.
It’s long and well worth the read, particularly if you find yourself climbing into a vortex of the desire for your blog to rise in the sphere of “authority” and “worth”.
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