Kat Coble has an interesting post today
about Nashville is Talking. I had some thoughts on it but they were too lengthy to leave in just her comments, so I thought I'd discuss them here.
Does Nashville is Talking having a bias? Yes.
But then again, so does every other blog on the planet.
I will be the first to admit my blog has a complete and total University of Tennessee bias. If nothing else, the color scheme should tell you that when you first surf in. If that doesn't clue you in, then just surf around for comments I make after we've lost a game or during the heat of a game. (Just look back about three weeks to the comments about refs during the Bama game).
I do like Kat's point about personal vs group blogs. And while I think a lot of us out there envy Brittney her position at channel 2, I think there have to be days when it's pretty thankless. To me, NiT is supposed to be kind of a pulse of what is being discussed in and around middle Tennessee. Do I always agree with what threads Brittney chooses to pick up and highlight? No, not really. Do I always agree with her statements on politics and certain issues? Again, that's a no.
But for what NiT is trying to do--be a reflection of the thoughts and feelings of bloggers in middle Tennessee, I think it does a great job. I think what NiT does well is that it brings about this sense of a community to the blogsphere of middle Tennessee that might not ordinarily be there. I've found it interesting to hear other perspectives on things or find out tidbits on the lives of my fellow bloggers I might not normally have known. It's been interesting, fun and entertaining.
Even if I don't necessarily agree with everything.
But then again, if everyone agreed with me, the world would be a far less interesting place.
posted by Michael Hickerson at 11/10/2006 02:00:00 PM