'Intelligent discontent is the mainspring of civilization.' -- Eugene V. Debs

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Someone Please Answer My Internet 9-1-1 Call 

I was casually cruising the Internet today, and came across this:

Brittney Gilbert has been blogging personally since 1999 and professionally since 2005.

What in the world does this mean? Blogging is now a profession? One that involves recourse to an acquired expertise? Or, should I just translate this to mean that Gilbert wasn't paid for her blog from 1999 to 2005, but has been since then?

And, if so, what, if anything, should I conclude from that? That a blog has been recognized as superior in content and quality because someone else discovered the blog and paid the blogger to continue to do it? Otherwise, why distinguish between the time that you blogged without pay and the time that you did? In any event, my experience has been that most personal blogs are far superior to the so-called professional ones.

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