Don’t get me wrong, I like fashion magazines as much as the next wanna-be fashionista. But lately there’s been some trouble in these shallow waters.
Maybe it was the fact that Fall Vogue was heavier than the dumbbells I lift at the gym. Or maybe it was the fact that as I eagerly turned the pages of the latest Elle, I was struck by page after page of weirdly interesting but extremely high priced “bargain” fashion.
Oh, wait, I’m sorry, I missed the memo where $500 for a skimpy clubbing top is a deal.
The blogosphere is dead, and we killed it.
Valleywag blogger Paul Boutin thinks amateur blogging, the backbone of the blogosphere, has been killed by overproduced and machine-style blogs. For him, such blogs are not really blogs. Conclusion: real blogging is dead. But is it really? Blogging is harder, yes, but that doesn’t mean it’s dead. Bloggers are better, their products are better, and the better amateurs are pushing out the stuck-in-their-parents’-basement amateurs. It’s called competition.
Christian indie rock’s genius in residence (and Sufjan’s mentor) displays how a complete lack of commercial appeal can make one’s art more unique and intrinsically valuable.
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