Who are all those bloggers? Why do they blog?
If all these people really want from the Web is a hobby and to talk to their friends and family, they'd be better off taking pottery lessons and purchasing more cell-phone minutes.Andy Rooney couldn't have said it better.
The real point of this put-down of the unpublished masses is buried in a parenthetical:
The blog audience is growing, with 57 million Americans confessing to the habit. (I, for one, read a dozen each day via RSS and monitor blogs' coverage of my work.)Translation: As a Professional Journalist, I efficiently use this intriguing, but flawed, tool for proper, professional purposes, unlike the slack-jawed rubes just goofing around posting stories about their latest trip to Home Depot and looking at kitties.