07 April, 2007

The Article That Ate Blogsville

Most of you would by now have read Dan Silkstone’s feature article on the blogging phenomenon “The Blogs That Ate CyberSpace” in this morning’s Age. Did you think it was gorgeous how News Ltd hacks were cited as predicting the decline of blogging and its replacement by MySpace? That’s the same News Ltd that happens to own MySpace, the article duly noted. Never too far from His Master’s Voice, those News Ltd journos.
You can read the Australian article that Silkstone is referring to here.
Great to see PetStarr and Steph get a mention, although the author was a bit dismissive of Steph based solely on one fairly visceral post. This is the Steph who regularly gets a squillion comments even when she’s not talking in an unashamedly titillating fashion about her candid approach to love and sex.

Anyway, the editing process at The Age is a fairly ruthless one so the description of Dan’s visit to this lil’ ol’ blog was left out but here it is as originally written:

A look at the comments section of Much Ado About Sumthin! shows many regulars, one being a clearly witty fellow cleverly named Lad Litter. However, a visit to his blog provides nothing but disappointment: posts consist largely of self-indulgent twaddle which nobody even bothers to comment on. I didn’t either.
So in the interests of some micro-research, how did we get where we are with our blogging? Was there a blog or blogs that made you want to start up your own? Which one? Let me know in the comments section which blogs you were a-readin’ before you started writing. If I get enough info I might even be able to come up with a blog family tree! You know, like in the Old Testament: Abraham begat Isaac; Isaac begat Jacob etc.


creator said...

Thanks you very much for you blog.
It's very interesting!
And could you please see my?



Lad Litter said...

Thanks, Creator. I'll have a look.

Tony said...

Tim Blair begat Tony, but you probably didn't want to read that.

Lad Litter said...

Thanks, Tony. Good ol' Tim. There are some blokes you just know are never going to be short of a quid, holding the views that they do.

PetStarr said...

I read it, and I commented! :)

PS: I'd like to see whatever Creator's showing too.

Lad Litter said...

Thanks PetStarr. You'll be going in with my sidebar links just as soon as I can be arsed updating. As for me having a look at Creator's ?...It's not what you think!

suburbanhen said...

my very first blog that I read? Wynn at rememory.com.

Lad Litter said...

Thanks, Suburbanhen. I'll check it out. Mine was BoltWatch http://boltwatch.blogspot.com