Friday, May 05, 2006

Blogs - The Influence Continues to Grow

I just finished reading Blog! by David Kline and Dan Burstein. Throughout the book one constant message is presented - Blogs have allowed millions to express their views and main stream media is listening and reacting. Of course, if you're reading this then you most likely already konw this fact.

Last night NBC nightly news presented a report on the very subject. We are seeing blogs on the major news outlets and on the "talking head" shows.

Question - Just exactly when am I going to find the time to read all of these blogs and respond appropriately?

Key word - appropriately. You see I try to know a little something about the topic before I post about it. This requires research and research requires time. Anyone can present a knee jerk reaction to a comment or event and there are places and times when this is acceptable. However, how can I comment on things in this warp speed media when I first need to do my homework? Unfortunately, to date this has translated into a limited number of postings. Hopefully quality will win out over quantity.

1 comment:

Marsha said...

I'm thinkin most people don't research a topic...they just reply. It's a sudden response..to a topic that usually hits a nerve.