Robert Scoble, Microsoft’s blogger-in-residence, has posted an insightful essay on how the Dean blog is missing the point of blogging.
I like Dean, but I think Scoble’s pretty much right on this one — BlogForAmerica does use the weblog form, but it’s missing the basic element of transparency that makes the best blogs so compelling. I had hoped to see some insight on the blog into what happened in Iowa, but none was forthcoming — just the standard “comeback kid” spin.
What makes this all doubly ironic is that, when you hear Dean and his campaign people speak in other media, they come across as very blog-like — warm, human, unafraid of reflection and self-criticism. So why isn’t their blog team picking up on this? It’s too bad that they haven’t.Posted by Jason Lefkowitz at January 26, 2004
If you think anything I write here represents the opinions of anybody but myself, you need more help than I can give you. The opinions are all mine, folks. Nobody else's. ESPECIALLY not my employer's.
If that's too hard to understand... well, I'm sorry. There's only so much I can do. I'm not a therapist, and I'm not a miracle worker. (Unless you consider staying employed in this economy a miracle.) I wish I could help you work through your delusional belief that I'm speaking for anyone else but myself. Honestly, I do. But in the end, that's a monkey you'll have to get off your back on your own. Sorry.