[By Nic Lindh on Thursday, 18 March 2004]
Jeff Jarvis over at Buzzmachine has an interesting post about push-back he’s getting from readers about his stance on the Howard Stern/free speech issue.
He makes an important distinction between personal blogs and what could be called focused-content blogs. On a personal blog you get whatever the author wants to ramble on about that day whereas on a focused-content blog you get more of a micro-magazine with more-or-less well-defined boundaries.
I picked up on this since I–like everybody else with a personal blog, I’m sure–have occasionally struggled with what to post and what to edit out. Self-censorship raises its ugly head quite a lot, and with the twin ravens of Google and the Wayback Machine on its shoulders, that voice can become quite persuasive.
Oh, well, enough navel-gazing. Onward and upward.