In my professional and personal life, I keep up with a lot of blogs on a wide variety of subjects. And there's something about blogs I've noticed.
You may recall an old Looney Tunes short that featured a a big bulldog named Spike and his sidekick, a small yappy dog that jumped around. In the cartoon, Spike would strut through the neighborhood and it was yappy dog's job to jump around, saying how brilliant and great Spike was.
To me, that's how it can get sometimes in the blogosphere--especially when it comes to political blogs. You'll have one "big dog" who will put out an idea or offer commentary on some social or political issue and before you know it, you've got a whole chorus of yappy dogs out there, jumping around, talking about how brilliant Spike is and how everyone should run right over and read what he has to say.
And I think this perception of blogging and new media is one thing that keeps the old school media and other old schoolers from really giving much credence to bloggers and blogging. And it's a shame.
Don't you think so, Spike? Huh, don't ya?
posted by Michael Hickerson at 4/07/2008 08:02:00 PM