Blogs Really Are In!!!

It’s been said before: The NY Times is almost singular in its ability to write about a trend long after it’s started, and then to do so it in such a way as to miss the most interesting indicators. Take, for example, their article: Dear Blog, Today I Worked On My Book, which is essentially a look at authors who blog. A worthwhile topic, to be sure, except that in the hands of the Times it turns into a look at seven blogs, five of which are maintained by non-fiction authors for whom the Internet is an integral part of their research. It’s a limiting approach, one that doesn’t represent the real diversity of what writers are doing with their blogs.