So I'm checking the old Chronicle inter-mail box and I see someone from something called theNHLarena.com has set up some kind of Thrashers "blog-off" poll to determine which Thrashers blog the kids are digging most these days. Judging from the comments, most people vote according to whatever looks "solid" based on a 2 minute glance up and down each blog's main page.
What can we learn from this poll? You can look for yourself and decide. Speaking for myself: it seems to me that competitions like this have very little to do with spending time with a blog, hearing its unique and enlivening voice, learning its quirks and idiosyncrasies. It's not about the voice or the sensibility that goes into making a blog a continuous and hopefully interesting piece of writing; it's about...I don't know, exactly. Whichever blog is the best repository of "information," I think.
I think we here at TBC LLC might have a different conception of "blogs" than most people. Sigh. We will never be a majority taste.