Building a Better Blogtrap

Steve Bainbridge offers this aside in a TCS Daily piece explaining the new direction he’s taking his blog magazine into:

Some folks will tell you they have no aspirations to compete; indeed, they’ll probably tell you that thinking about blogging as competition is immoral, fattening, or otherwise wrongheaded. Of course, they’re probably wearing Birkenstocks and writing on a Mac, while sipping Fair Trade coffee and puffing a doobie.


On the other hand, conservative Bruce Bartlett writes in bitching about the freedom of choice made available online. Now there’s something you don’t see every day.

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  1. Hmm, I am wearing socks, writing on a Gateway, sipping some Starbucks Sumatra that I brewed at home and have heard music by the Doobie Brothers at different times in my life (and even remember the time that they were on What’s Happening–the very special anti-bootlegging episode).

    But then again I have no problem with the idea of thinking of blogging as competition.

  2. As side says:

    They want ‘members’ to ‘register.’ Why?

  3. B. Minich says:

    And since when does writing something on a Mac make you a liberal anyway? 😉

  4. Tano says:

    Yeah, thanks for the snippet. I am super stoked to go check out the site of a guy who thinks in brilliant stereotypes!