Saturday, February 17, 2007
(12:35 PM) | Adam Kotsko:
Unbelievable AffrontCan you believe that anyone would write anything negative about blogs? The nerve of these people!
Someday, when archeologists are excavating our blogs, they will conclude that the purpose of blogging is to defend blogging as an enterprise. This is the one feature that unites all the variegated and incommensurable types of blogs -- from the obnoxious blog triumphalism of the early Andrew Sullivan, to the sarcastic calls for a conference on blogger ethics by Atrios, to the instinctive defensiveness of the literary blogosphere.
But not The Weblog. We are the exception that proves the rule. If we are defending blogging from anything, it is from bloggers. We are admittedly producing the worst possible blog, day after day. No one should read us. We will not replace or supplant anything. Some day, seemingly at random, it will just be gone, and that will be okay.