Saturday, March 17, 2007

Question: Are Blogs as Good as Newspapers?

Rog Smith asks:

Dear Marv the Answer Bird-

I need your help. I don’t know who else to turn to.

A year and a half ago, I was the toast of the internet. I had a high-traffic blog, was being asked to do Kudlow and Cramer, as well as Hugh Hewitt, and had convinced a lot of people I’d figured out what was going to be the next generation of news media. Now my blog doesn’t draw flies, Larry Kudlow swears he’s never met me, and Hugh Hewitt won’t return my phone calls. To top it off, the whole New Media thing hasn’t really worked out all that well, in that it can’t beat the traffic they get on the web site for the intramural soccer league in French Lick, Indiana. What do I need to do to get things back on the right track?


Rog… Er, John Doe-Smith

Dear Rog:

I am guessing here, but it kind of seems like you may be stupid. No one cares about blogs, except for mine. From where I sit, the only important medium is newspapers.

I used to be a big fan of the Wall Street Journal, with its extra-big pages that were hard to miss. Since they downsized, I have been an Investor's Business Daily bird.

I have tried making use of your blog, but when I do, my human swears at me because he has to clean the monitor. You would think he would be grateful that I didn't do it in his hair.

1 comment:

richard mcenroe said...

Question: Are you worried about the human's unnatural obsession with pizza?