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Self-Referential Blogging

My friend Jimmy Guterman writes in Business 2.0 — subscription required — that this whole bloggin’ thang is overblown. Among his complaints is that

top-tier bloggers like Dan Gillmor, Dave Winer, Doc Searls, and David Weinberger are endlessly self-referential.

Self-referential? Moi?

I think it’d be more accurate to say that blogs are conversational.

9 Responses to “Self-Referential Blogging”

  1. Fuzzy navels

    Joho the Blog: Self-Referential Blogging David Weinberger says:I think it’d be more accurate to say that blogs are conversational. For a little while I agreed, and for a little while it was true. It still is a little true, but

  2. Conversational. Yep. And there are a couple other problems with his argument. Where we are in the adoption lifecycle and the distinction between consumer and enterprise markets.

    http://ross.typepad.com/blog/2003/08/blogs_for_what_.html

  3. You could always write about how your friends in the conversation write about you. That might be good.

  4. Self-referential? Moi?

    David Weinberger questions an assertion in an (inaccessible) Business 2.0 article that top-tier webloggers write too much about themselves. He counters with the conversational nature of most blogging. As for me… uh, who cares what I think?…

  5. You are talking to yourself again, David.

  6. Had dinner with some old friends last night. What a pointless evening. The whole friendship thing is so overblown. It was so horribly self-referential.

  7. As long as we’re not self reverential.

  8. Since I haven’t blogged in a while and I will because this is what I am telling myself everyday I might just as well tell you that this is my telling you that I will be blogging soon. As you have just heard I have made a statement about that I will be blogging soon. I mean really soon, as soon as I get the blog set up so I can blog. This is me, marek j. That was my name I just mentioned. Thank you.
    P.S. Hi David.

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