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Bullard, Claude L (Len) wrote:
>Something totally off the wall, but I think some
>here might have informed opinions:
>Should blog owners prune their blogs? Should
>they prune responses that are not in agreement
>with the theme of their blogs?
>For example: if I write a blog supporting Longhorn
>and XAML, should I prune out responses from XULies
>who simply don't like XAML?
Do what you want. However, note cuddly Andrew Sullivan's
comments to the Online News Association conference last week,
that a blog is (or improves by becoming) a conversation; contrast
that with other media which must be monologues or at
But note that Sullivan edits and only puts online the
most interesting parts of the responses he sends, IIRC.
Like the "Letters to the Editor" in a newspaper.
So there are a multitude of private conversations,
and then the public "conversation" which is highly
artificial. So it is not a conversation in the sense that
you are reading Sullivan and others interact equally,
it is Sullivan giving reports of interesting things
others have written to him, and he seems to feel
that this feedback is important for him to know
whether his readers understand him and, more
importantly, to give stimulus and space to amend
his views. It is attempt to figure out how to be
as doctrinaire as is good and yet at the same
time politely accept fallibility.
- Blog Pruning
- From: "Bullard, Claude L (Len)" <firstname.lastname@example.org>