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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.

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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.

  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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