Saturday, June 6, 2015

Popularity contest

(This is not in reference to any particular incident.)

When big name bloggers argue with each other, one of the ways they can insult each other is by belittling the size of the other's audience.  You do realize, that most readers of your blogs have smaller audiences still?

I guess the thrust of the insult is to say that someone has little power, and their arguments have failed to persuade any significant number of people.  But yeah, this insult has problems, and speaks to the bias that popular bloggers have as a class of people.

Now, when the same insults are used by the blog commenters... I don't even know what to say about that.