The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

17 May 2003

Epater les blogeois!

So saith Professor Reynolds, after reading (via the BBC) about the coining of the neologism "blogeoisie" to describe the class of people who take part in this odd activity called blogging.

Of course, my handful of regular readers will have seen it here way back in April.

April 2002, that is.

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Update, 10:30 pm: Reynolds has updated his original item with the following:

The Beeb appears to be behind the curve here: the term turns out to be over a year old. On the other hand, I don't remember seeing it before.

He's never been here; of course he doesn't remember seeing it.

And isn't it a kick in the patoot? When I finally get an Instalanche of sorts, it's to something that isn't even in the blog. When I switched over to MT last year, I entertained (briefly) the idea of incorporating the Vent items as a category within MT. Maybe I should have.

Posted at 12:00 PM to Blogorrhea


At the very least put a "Hey! Read my blog too!" clickable in your Vent template.

Posted by: McGehee at 12:37 PM on 18 May 2003

I probably should; it wouldn't take a whole lot of effort, and it would be easier than importing the lot into MT.

As it happens, the Vents and the blog draw different audiences; there are people who read the Vents who have never read the blog, perhaps because the Vents have seemingly always been there, and most of my blog traffic doesn't take the side trip to the Vents. I cross-pollinate occasionally, but evidently not enough.

Posted by: CGHill at 1:52 PM on 18 May 2003