Blogger at work
Fascinating read in the wake of Andrew Sullivan’s closure of The Dish, in which Ira Stoll explores the present and future of blogging:

And while the ability to produce opinion quickly can be abused, blogs provide the kind of connection and curation that is necessary to understand a world with so much news and information. Successful blogs use hyperlinks to send us out into the web; the blog is guide and greeter. A great blogger can be a personal information concierge, and is likely offering that service for free. Blogs are often bargains.

It doesn’t say anything fundamentally new, certainly nothing we haven’t known for years, but Stoll brings a historic context and an eloquence to the argument that’s compelling.