Jun 092012

Complete video at: fora.tv Scott Rosenberg, Salon co-founder and author of Say Everything, gives his list of the top 10 myths about blogging. “I will boil down to you to fewer syllables than a haiku: some bloggers are doing journalism, others aren’t.” —– You’ve heard all the arguments about blogging, pro and con. Blogs are a wondrous innovation, keys that have unlocked a vast treasury of self-expression and allowed underdogs everywhere to challenge giants. No, wait! Blogs are a scourge that is debasing journalism, undermining traditional authority, drowning us all in meaningless chatter, and destroying civilization as we know it. Say Everything chronicles blogging’s unplanned rise and improbable triumph, tracing its impact on politics, business, the media, and our personal lives. What blogging has become, Rosenberg says, is a new kind of public sphere – one in which we can think out loud together. – The Hillside Club Writer, editor and website builder Scott Rosenberg is a cofounder of Salon.com and author of Dreaming in Code: Two Dozen Programmers, Three Years, 4732 Bugs, and One Quest For Transcendent Software. At Salon, Rosenberg served as technology editor and, from 1999 to 2004, as managing editor and vice president for editorial operations. He also started the Salon Blogs program in 2002 and began his own blog as part of it. Before leaving Salon in 2007 to write Say Everything he conceived and prototyped the Open Salon blogging community. Before Salon he wrote on

chris.pirillo.com Blogging has made a big impact on the way the world exchanges information. Unfortunately, it can be very easy to take yourself too seriously in this business. The fact is, everyone in the blogosphere is of equal importance. Writing for one person is just as important as writing for millions. Having a sense of humor about yourself, and accepting the that things can and probably will go wrong from time to time is important.


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  42 Responses to “10 Myths About Blogs – Scott Rosenberg”

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  3. I liked the points about blogging is more than just staring at your own page. It is essential to network to find new readers. Blogging is still a social way of putting information out and bloggers need to be proactive in finding people to read their blogs.

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  5. and i notice how everyone of these aer personal opinions and cannot be backed up by a provable fact or source


  7. Nice video
    More bloggimg tips and a clearer view to the blog universe

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  9. Hilarious! Thanks for this. I needed to hear it all from someone other than myself.
    susan french

  10. Great points- Better than great- I laughed hard in GOOD way about 1st myth Bolgging is not Journalism

  11. Hi #UN#, big fan of your vids here :)

  12. we have video blogs

  13. What the hell is blogging… lol

  14. Patronising (sic), self-important comment.

  15. blog these nuts

  16. My god, me too!

  17. id say that blogging started with the cave man =D

  18. the misanthropic bitch was blogging before you could ride the grown up rides in theme parks.

  19. Haha, no! I actually agree with most of what he’s saying. I just don’t like his tone! :P

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  21. LOL 1:30 “3 Dayly”

  22. P.S. I unsub… j.k.

  23. Your humor is appreciated. Do you really respond to all fan mail? if so how much does your sorry ass get per day?

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  26. - My genetics?

  27. - Thank you. :)

  28. - No!

  29. - Oh, yeah it does.

  30. - No. :)

  31. i love you chris, you were my favorite one on techtv! *cough*g4sucks*cough*


  33. I watch your videos because you’re just awesome and entertaining.

  34. Chris, put some pants on!

  35. I did a blog video before on my account and my brother proper flipped at me but we talked and I understand more now and thanks to you Chris too! :D

  36. where did you get your skin from

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  38. Haahaaah ahahahaha hahahhhaa

  39. I remember the day you retweeted everyone that tweeted you, I had no choice but to unfollow you, and only started following you again the other week, lol.

  40. i’ll stop

  41. Harsh.

  42. Chris is it hard to talk day and days to only yourself