Wednesday, December 29, 2004


thanks to the farmer, i got an email this morning about this post in which tas decries the so-called "blogging aristocracy."

i just wrote a long-winded comment over there. i think i disagree with some of tas' basic assumptions of how blogging should work. maybe i'm reading too much into this, but the whole thing smells a little of link entitlement syndrome, a malady that i only really got a full sense of last month when i was guest-posting for atrios and started getting a flood of desperate emails.

in any event, it's an interesting topic. i hope this spawns a larger inquiry into why we give such a shit about links and hits. are we all so desperate to be liked by strangers?