Blogbusters

Blogbusters
: Joi is making me glad I didn’t go to SXSW: No cameras… no video… fines for plugging in your laptop…. Jeesh….

  • http://www.bethmauldin.com Beth

    But you missed the world premier of Bush’s Brain tonight. I wasn’t impressed.

  • http://www.gapingvoid.com hugh macleod

    SXSW has been around a long time. Started as a music confab… and I guess it grew.
    This brings home to me what a minority bloggers still are.
    I don’t think bloggers are a minority because of any kind of geek/social outcast issues. I think the reality is that a decent blog takes up a lot, and I mean a lot of time. Ditto with maintaining a decent interface with the web. Most people have better things to do.
    Blogging’s main competition isn’t big media. It’s work, people, playing tennis etc etc.

  • http://twistedspinster.com/ Andrea Harris

    (Scratches head.) It didn’t take me all that long to set up my blog. Even less when I had it on Blogspot, since I didn’t have to upload the script. Maybe you mean writing entries takes lots of time. Well, I write anyway, and I used to handwrite everything before I had a computer so you can guess how long I used to spend over my compositions… Yet I still hold down a full-time job. And there are people who do that and maintain a family who still write even more than I do. I think the real reason that blogs will probably remain a pastime of a minority of the population is because not everyone is into writing at all, not because they’d love to but they have a tennis date.

  • michael

    “I think the real reason that blogs will probably remain a pastime of a minority of the population is because not everyone is into writing at all”
    Or, maybe becuase large portions of the population have social and/or economic barriers of access to computers, the Internet, the “free time” to site and type whatever they happen to be thinking at that moment, etc etc…