Friends don't let Friends ruin KC blogging
All right, now that your token Black guy is dead and you've had time to grieve . . . Let's talk turkey.
And before you get too offended, let me make it clear that I'm not talking about anybody who REALLY knew the guy . . . I'm only referring to those of you who developed an unhealthy affinity for (micro-media obsession with)
someone the blog of someone you never knew in real life. I met the dude twice, exchanged e-mails with him often, linked all the time and looked forward to every post but I never KNEW the dude in much the same way that you don't KNOW somebody you've only hung out with at a bar or restaurant and you wouldn't think of going to the funeral of your favorite checkout clerk that you probably see more than your mom. Put simply, you people are a lot more looney than you let on . . .
Anyhoo, the people I'm addressing here is the local blogger bunch that threaten to turn this thing we call blogging into a fad faster than you can say CB radio.
I don't have a stake in this really because TKC is a writer, (micro) media mogul and raconteur but I like the idea of blogging because it opens up personal publishing to EVERYONE with an Internet connection and a dumbass opinion.
From what I've seen, the "KC Blogging Bunch" (You know who you are) represent nothing more than a club of people who were PLAYED by Mayor Funkhouser and Joe Miller, have little to NO relevant political viewpoints and are basically using the greatest freedom ever bestowed upon citizens to do nothing but create a social club that is now made up exclusively of white, middle class people . . . Most of whom are suburbanites.
So, until you folks dig up some other Black person to be "friends" with (Don't even think it) then you're doing nothing but offering a skewed perspective on blogging in Kansas City with your expensive digital cameras and horrible taste in restaurants.
Blogging isn't for buddies (even though I've made many) it's about mixing it up, creating, sharing, promoting opinions and ideas (and jokes) that the mainstream press won't touch. It's not a social club for you and your friends and their haircuts.
Wanna do something that helps "the local blogosphere" besides mingling with your demographic? Comment on a strangers blog, look for other local blogs, link and let loose with your own opinions that might cost you your job. Anything less, and you might as well just go back to online dating.