No promotion, no recs.
I’m not even here.
So dK is going through one of it’s periodic meltdowns.
Without dealing with the specifics, one of the issues is credibility on a blog.
A blog is NOT a source of news. I sometimes link and quote them for Overnight News Digest but they’ve shown up in Google and are hosted by legitimate news organizations.
Heck, Keith Olbermann has a blog and we believe him, but he’s a paid professional journalist on a news site.
That is not the standard I aspire to.
I’m a critic, not a reporter Jim, and an anonymous one at that. There is no reason at all you should believe anything I say.
If you can’t duplicate my results it’s not science now is it?
On the other hand you have my record of two and a half years of emotional honesty. You know me.
Blogs are communities of like minded people and they react the ways communities typically do- compassion, sharing, humor, indulgence of personal quirks.
About my tab Sammy. Next week for sure. Now slide me another one.
Some people on dK aspire to more. They really see it as alternative media and they’re right, but it’s not the kind of media they’re used to.
It’s Sam Adams running a clandestine press in the basement of his brewery with Tom Paine preaching revolution on the keyboards.
If it ever gets to be something else it’s the kind of game for which you and I hardly qualify and the gate keepers have won. Just another tool for which you have to get a diploma which is better than a brain because the wizard says so.
No looking behind the curtain Toto, you’re not in Kansas anymore.
Neither are Hunk and Zeke and Hickory.
I don’t set policy here except by example and my example is this-
If we ever start worrying about our “credibility as a blog” we’ve already lost.
Community is more important.