I groan at articles like this one – journalists writing about bloggers who write about each other. I should have stopped at the title which describes it well - “The Tech Blog Circle Jerk”.
Having said that there is an incredible amount of good tech writing still being done in magazines, newspapers and blogs. My book publisher likes me to continue with an old-fashioned practice of endnotes, and as you can see in extracts below, I have close to 1,000 articles/blogs cited in my last two books. They are a huge source of validation for my own research, and often provide me fresh inspiration.
So, here’s my plea. Keep writing substantive materials – and quit bitching about each other.
And don’t just tweet or Paper.Li other’s work.
Write yourself – please!