Saturday, May 28, 2005

What kind of blogger is she, really?

Sure, Dooced is part of our language now. But what's she done for the blogosphere since?

Certainly, being linked, for whatever reason, from Dooce's site can do to your bandwidth something similar to being linked from /., but big deal, so can being linked by Slate. And honestly, I think Slate's done more for blogging then Dooce does.

What kind of blogger is this Armstrong woman? Sure, Good Morning America thinks she's a news worthy person, but I think she's a sad example of what makes a good blogger.

Aside from the obvious fact that she was stupid enough to get fired for posting nasty things about her old co-workers, she does not bother to participate in the blogosphere. There's certainly a consensus, at least here at Bloggity News, that good bloggers should be apart of blogging, not just someone who posts to a site. Dooce.com is more of a personal news site then a blog. There is no room for comments, sure you can send her emails, but how does that create conversation, something that so many fabulous bloggers willingly engage in, and often encourage. You can't see what others think, and we can only guess at the real amount "love" this woman receives.

Since Ms. Armstrong so sweetly offers up her personal address on her home page, it seems like a slightly sweeter version of if-you-love-me-as-much-as-everyone-else-does-this-is-where-to-send -the-gifts. Why not list your cell number? That way we can actually contact you, rather then be put off by your obvious desire to make yourself the least accessible blogger ever.

Rarely, if ever, are comments seen left on other blogs by Dooce, herself. Not only is she so self certain that the woman cares not if anyone wishes to stalk her, or come steal her child, she feels no need to go out and share her fabulous self with other bloggers. We must all go to her, and the hard way, since we can't even say "hi" in a comment, and she readily admits she rarely answers emails because she gets oh so many.

In reality, it's unfair to other bloggers, the ones who work hard to make the blogosphere a friendly and welcoming place to have Dooce considered on of us. Just because she was stupid enough, by her own account, to have gotten herself fired for her posting, does not a blogger make.

Real bloggers read, write, and participate. They engage their audience, and add to the blogosphere. They give to the blogging world, and share the good and the bad of what truly is blogging. They link and give back to bloggers, and blogging, the love they receive.

While some may consider Dooce.com to be an A-list blog, we most certainly do not. Good Morning America may be deluded enough to come to her home, and interview her, and listen to her story, we'd like to see this woman stop milking the blogiverse. There are many bloggers who actually deserve the credit and attention, who are better writers and more engaged in the blogging world.

The only thing Dooce is doing duping the rest of the world, but not us. We say show us some commentary, some commitment, and a bit of giving back, and maybe, one day, Ms. Armstrong will deserve an ounce of the attention she's received.

posted by: Julian

12 Comments:

At 7:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jealous much?


She used to have comments and answered them regularly. Then raising her family became her priority. Imagine that, she has a life.

 
At 7:49 AM, Blogger Le laquet said...

Actually "anonymous" she (Dooce) said (in a post I can't find right now) she had to have her comments shut off by her hosting company because of spammers/foulness of spammers/too much traffic and this is up to her. I read Dooce daily - love the site, her photos and writing makes me cry with laughter and real emotion (especially her letter's to Leta) - but Julian is also more than entitled to his opinion about her! Jealous - I doubt if he is! And he is evidently not ashamed of and is standing by his comments as his name is right there next to them!!

 
At 12:15 PM, Blogger edandrews said...

I am so jealous of that Dooce lady even though I haven't read anything that she has written and probably never will.
I am also so jealous of you getting comments and all...

 
At 5:49 PM, Blogger smarty pants said...

i just think its bold to even have a conversation about dooce :) Its like questionning jesus...and I like it.

 
At 8:16 PM, Blogger Bloggity News said...

le laquet dont be so fucking stooopid!! everyone has comment spam but not everyone turns off their comments like that stuck-up ivory tower BITCH. geez.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger Bloggity News said...

Jealousy is not an issue here, as much as an uncertainty as to what actually made Dooce such a popular blogger.

For me, as an individual, and the other bloggers I know, the greatest joy of blogging is the conversation between the readers and the writer. I believe any site lacking that is a personal website, a journal perhaps, but a blog? I don't think so.

I just believe that the bloggers who are really apart of the blogosphere should be the ones getting all the credit. If she choices to handle her family, that's respectable; however, many good bloggers raise children, sometimes several, and still find time to blog and occasionally answer comments and emails.

 
At 12:24 AM, Blogger julia said...

does it make me a bad blogger to now know who she is... nor really care?

 
At 1:09 AM, Blogger carrie said...

C'mon..."ivory tower"?
More like porcelain throne.

Dooce is an acquired taste and apparently one you do not have.

 
At 1:32 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This site is horseshit. Dooce and Tony are interesting, entertaining writers and y'all are just haters. "Hey, let's piss all over the popular people! What a great idea!"

Then again, maybe you're joking. Even then...horseshit.

 
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