Larry King interviewed the apoplectic comedian Lewis Black tonight on CNN (30 minutes past the end of the broadcast and it’s still not linkable – is this the internet age or not? No seriously, I’ll try to link to it when it’s available.)
Last question from Larry was about whether or not the rumor was true: had Black started a blog? Absolutely not. “I refuse to blog,” said Black, continuing:
…just because you can type on a screen doesn’t give you legitimacy as an authority on anything.
King: Anyone can blog, right? [Typically sycophantic, notice how Larry turns from being willing to plug Black’s hypothetical new non-existent blog to immediately bashing the concept for blogging itself – based, of course, on his guest’s answer.]
Black: Everybody does! [Minor epileptic fit ensues.] …you used to have to put up a degree!
He’s right of course.
You’re going to have a hard time blogging regularly about a subject that you don’t know anything about. And while you know everything about your own personal life, and are therefore immediately the world’s foremost expert on everything relevant to your own personal diary-type blog, that’s not true for ‘professional’ blogging.