SPOS #118 – Blogging Is Not Like A Newspaper

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Welcome to episode #118 of Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast. This is noting but one big, fat and ugly rant about a journalist and their article about why they won’t/don’t Blog. It got me all kinds of frustrated, and I didn’t get my full release on the Blog, so you can hear me rave about it here for a bit. Enjoy the conversation…

Here it is: Six Pixels Of Separation – The Twist Image Podcast – Episode #118 – Host: Mitch Joel.

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  1. I agree Christie Blatchford’s complaint that newspaper readers suffer as a result of blogs because journalists only have a fixed number of good words in them is odd. Truely great writers like Robert Louis Stevenson, Tolstoy, and Charles Dickens didn’t seem to have a problem finding more words. Maybe Christie’s needs to think on this more. Maybe the better the writer the more words they have in them.

  2. Hi Mitch:
    Great podcast! I am a new listener, and am enjoining working my way down to #1, starting from #123. A couple of comments on this podcast.
    First, Ms. Blatchford seems to speak from fear. Her tones are all too common amongst many big business leaders here in the states, many of whom eschew modern practices such as…oh…having a decent website, much less blogging. Part of me can empathize with her position, as the world does move so fast these days, and it gets harder for many to keep up. It’s a challenge that I, and many others face, so on that level I can “feel her pain” so to speak.
    Second, and more salient in my mind, is the fact that Journalism itself, or rather the spectacular decline of actual professional, non-spun, non-propagandized journalism, is the reason people increasingly tune out of it. Journalism as a bona fide profession, all but died out years ago, the death throes occurring long before the advent of blogging. As a a writer of digital content for over 14 years, it is really only the past 2 years where I have opted to tune out of mass media entirely. I’m not alone here. All the great papers of the early days, have long since been hijacked by thinly-disguised politicos and news organizations that barely bother to even check facts anymore. (If at all.) In my opinion, most major newspapers today, are completely analogous to “The Star” and “The Enquirer.” Does anyone else in the community feel the same way? Have a differing opinion?
    Sorry, I guess this is going the way of a “rant” so will stop now. Anyway, thanks again for publishing such an interesting, and thought-provoking podcast.
    Best regards,

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