Slate had an interesting article today, …..Twilight of the Blogs, a discussion of whether or not they’re “over” as a business. They’re not, of course, but writing about it was an excuse to discuss the cute Magazine Cover Indicator. That’s a term coined by Barry Ritholtz, a blogger and hedge-fund manager. He says that being plastered on the front of a national magazine is fatal for certain trends or fads.
New York Magazine isn’t a national magazine, but the article Blogs to Riches was on the cover and discusses the haves and have-nots of the blogging boom, breaking it down for us about the A, B & C lists and discusses the “network theory” in depth, a mathematical model of how information travels inside groups of loosely connected people, such as users of the Web.
I started this blog in 2004, but only posted infrequently, and used it to augment my main webpage SeattleDreamHomes.com. But in the last few months, the moon and stars have been aligned in such a way as to make me reconsider my past hesitance to join the fray. And Dustin over at RainCityGuide said just today “It seems like a no-brainer to me that agents should start bloggingâ€¦ “ So how could I not?