A meritocracy

Good piece by Scott Karp at Blog Herald on merit, a concept too many people misinterpret on the internet. Just because it’s open and anyone can contribute, that doesn’t mean that all contributions are equal. Merit rises. And you decide what has merit for you. Taking a lesson from Steve Jobs go-his-own-way style, Scott says:

Think about all of the most successful bloggers — they don’t blog by consensus. They don’t try to please anybody — in fact, they routinely piss people off. They see the world, and they call it like they see it. They are sometimes wrong, and the best of them apologize or correct themselves when they are. But then they plow right ahead writing about how they see the world.