April 19, 2007

The New Breed

Wordpress says of their VIP program:

Blogging has enabled a new breed of publisher: people who create content on par with the Wall Street Journals and New Yorkers of the world, but when the ensuing audience comes to their site, they donít have the technical expertise for their site to perform.

Saw this through a link from I Can Has Cheezburger?

Posted by Matt Weiner at April 19, 2007 08:29 AM

I saw somewhere - I can't remember where - that it's possible to get an ISSN for blogs. Not that that helps with high traffic.

Posted by: eb at April 19, 2007 10:19 PM

Your site performs your expertise you have it when the ensuing audience comes. —ongratulations!

Posted by: standpipe at April 20, 2007 05:45 AM

I thought blogging enabled thousands of white-collar workers to fill in the gaps between tasks of Bartlebian drudgery by looking at pictures of kittens holding sniper rifles.

Anyway, funny they compare to the WSJ and the New Yorker, neither of which has a major open web presence (the WSJ is pay, and the New Yorker's web site has limited content). Experience suggests that kittens are more likely to ensue audience.

Posted by: Ben at April 21, 2007 02:01 AM