14 June 2003
Flying fickle finger of fame
Jim Treacher wants to know:
Why does everybody on the Internet think they're famous?
I mean, even Glenn [Reynolds], who's one of the most popular bloggers and the first guy they contact for every newspaper article and TV news story about blogs, isn't as well-known as a guest star in the second 15 minutes of a WB sitcom. Not a slam on Glenn; that's just the way it is.
Note to everybody in the sphere o' blogs: You are not famous. Do not assume anybody knows who you are.
Not to worry. Hardly anyone knows who I am, either within the blogeoisie or without. Probably safer that way in the long run.