We live in the age of the 24-hour news channels, and all that goes with them. As a consequence, the media have a voracious appetite to fill their programmes. Any news will do, it seems. Bandwidth is to blah with.
So we see the paparazzi rewarded handsomely for invading a young woman's privacy because she is guilty of nothing more heinous than dating a prince. Service men and women returning from a high-profile hostage ordeal are persuaded to sell their stories for significant sums to an industry that is not ready for the story to die. This same hypocritical industry is then quick to contrast the fate of those killed in action the next day - 'They will not be paid for their stories' one headline reads.
In contrast, I like the blogosphere in that it has the potential to be deeply counter-cultural. You subscribe to the blogroll you deserve. If I have nothing to write about, I don't write.
Thus I am concerned when fellow bloggers set themselves goals to publish so many times a week, or even a day ... even on a slow ideas day.
Friends, don't. You don't need to. Keep your counsel until you have something to say. Otherwise people will vote with their blogrolls and unsubscribe.