Murphy's Law

Tom Murphy

Blogging about PR blogs blogging about blogging.

Pete Shinbach asks the question: “Why are PR bloggers so anal?”.

It’s a valid question….

“Why are PR bloggers so obsessed with blogging? I was thinking about this the other day when I noticed that just about every PR blog post I saw was about blogging. I use two newsreaders — one that just scoops up everything and one that’s set to be a tad more discriminating.”

It’s something I discussed the other day. There is a disproportionate amount of blogging about blogging among the PR community.

I include myself in that.

In my own case I think it’s laziness.  Limited time, RSS, loads of online content equals disproportionate volumes of posting on blogs.  The man we should be taking the lead from of course is Jim Horton, who primarily posts pure PR and his posts are both interesting and challenging. [Mr. Edelman also deserves an honorable mention]

So, I am going to make an effort on this front. I’m not mad on the whole blog echo chamber in any case.  I’ll still cover blogging when it’s relevant, but will make an effort to extend beyond the subject where possible.

Maybe I’ll put my RSS reader down for a couple of days and invest some of that saved time into trying to enable my TrackBack system for the fifth time…

 

Written by Tom Murphy

April 7, 2005 at 9:22 am

Posted in General

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