This was odd. Talking about unlikely blog demographic, and losing some readership while pleasing others and sponsors, I was sitting on a Tacoma park bench yesterday, and a 70-year old grandmother watching her grandchild out of the blue shifted fron children-talk to Tacoma blog talk. Although she says she still directs people to Exit 133, she volunteered that she thinks Exit 133 had gotten really boring, and doesn’t read it much anymore. She said if I knew Derek to plese tell him so. Then this evening I ran into a person involved in local arts and festivals and after a mutual friend mentioned 133, he said, aw, no one reads Exit 133 any more. Freaky that both of these happened within 12 hours of each other. Personally, there are so many blogs out there now that I don’t have much time to register for the ones that require resistration, much less actually post comments. Except this and a couple others before I cut myself off.
As the splintering of the media progresses, it will become more and more difficult to know whether or not what you are reading is true. With so many wanna-be reporters running around, our “news” grows cloudy, slanted, biased… Mass media must find a way to stick around, otherwise micro media will continue to flood the web with opinion and inaccuracy (often intentional). Real reporters are disappearing every day, and they will be missed.