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The Greatest Blog Post Ever


Via Matt Yglesias, David Appell writes an anti-blog manifesto:

So I am wondering why I am reading it any more, or why I am even
writing meaningless tidbits in this blog (and that's all they are). Or
why anyone is reading. Is this seriously the future of this magnificent
medium? It would be a full-time job to really blog about a few serious
issues on a particular beat, and who can possibly attract 125,000
readers a day and support yourself doing that?So more and more
I am focusing on real writing, detailed reporting for magazines where
you can do some real investigation and reporting and your audience
isn't just people reading over their calzone at lunch. I don't want to
end up some vapid blogger who tries to say everything and so who says
nothing whatsoever. Life is too short. I'm really not sure what the
solution is.


--Jason ZengerleĀ 

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