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April 28, 2004

Arts & Letters Daily links to this article, which is about this blogger. First I'd heard of her.

If you are looking for academic angst, you have now found it.

Question: When does a blog turn into a book? Answer: When the blogger stops writing any more and just leaves it there, but when it's still worth reading. Here's another blog-book.

Blog-book. Blook. Have I just made up a new word?

No need to stop reading blooks just because the bloggers have stopped writing them. After all, books have to be finished before we are even allowed to start reading them, but we still read them.

Posted by Brian Micklethwait at 12:51 PM
Category: BloggingHigher education

I looked at some of that whining, and came up with the following harsh and callous judgement:

If nobody wants to pay you a decent wage for doing what you want to do, and a decent wage is important to you, then it's time to find something else to do. Welcome to the world. Alternatively, if you love what you are doing so much that you still want to carry on doing it despite nobody wanting to pay you a decent wage for it, congratulations. Shut the f*ck up and carry on doing it.

(Note that, like this pillock, I too have a PhD in history. Unlike this pillock, I had the sense to realise fairly quickly that nobody else in the world gave a damn about it, and if I wanted to make a living, I had better learn about something that people did give a damn about p.d.q.)

This person is suffering from the "The World Owes Me A Living" fallacy (see also: farmers)

Comment by: ALan Little on April 29, 2004 08:20 AM

Meanwhile on the "Blog Book" theme - my weblog from two years ago when I was studying yoga in India still has about three or four times the readership of my current one. (Note to self: must start doing interesting things again)

Comment by: ALan Little on April 29, 2004 08:30 AM
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