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The Greatest Blog Post Ever

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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.

Amen.

--Jason ZengerleĀ 

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