Why do blog have a higher failure rate than restaurants?

...and does it really matter?

And what about Twitter? You thought blogs were easy... I'm posting more but in 140 characters on Twitter, so I wonder the effects of that on blogging?

Blogs Falling in an Empty Forest looks at the state of blogs as the half-finished novel in your closet or furniture in your garage that needs to be sanded and repainted. From the article:
"Like Mrs. Nichols, many people start blogs with lofty aspirations — to build an audience and leave their day job, to land a book deal, or simply to share their genius with the world. Getting started is easy, since all it takes to maintain a blog is a little time and inspiration. So why do blogs have a higher failure rate than restaurants?"

If you look at blogs as an enterprise it looks horrible, but if you compare it to other creative outlets, not so bad. I mean not every person taking cooking classes wants to open a restaurant, so just want to entertain.

via Resource Shelf



She got half my posts

". . . so then I walk in on the b***h and she's on all fours engaged in some of that crazy-a** tentacle s**t with this giant space alien who does a mind-meld with me so i suffer from synesthesia."

So one of the feed on my reader pointed me to this story in the New York Times about a man, a wife, their divorce and a blog. Sounds like a great TV pilot. Oh wait. . .

All kidding aside, there's some free speech issues here, especially if the fictionalized account is as ridiculous as above. Of course if it isn't it won't be just a divorce but a potential libel suit as well. So many legal avenues, hurts brain.

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