It’s been a long while since I received as much email as I received last week—especially during what was for many a holiday week.
I returned from a four-day Thanksgiving sojourn to even more comments and notes from those who felt fired up enough to write with their own opinion of something I talked about in this space last week—John Dvorak’s rant in PC Magazine. In that piece (“Co-opting the Future”), Dvorak skewers Weblogs and bloggers, suggesting that blogging is overhyped and not nearly as revolutionary as some would have you believe.
Not all of you… uh… agreed with John. Hence the deluge of mail, warning me to back off or you’d blog about me. As my six-year-old would say, “Sheesh!”
I never said I agreed with John’s take on blogging. (MarketingProfs has a blog, see?) But I admit that I have a soft spot for contrarians. They sure make you think.
Nevertheless, you made excellent points, and I enjoyed the interaction immensely. A particular thanks to Chuck Frey, Mike DeWitt and Margaret Meigs, who weighed in with longer, more thoughtful rebuttals. And thanks to Marc Sirkin, too, who sent his own rant in agreement with Dvorak.
One thing is for sure: you bloggers are a passionate bunch. Either that, or you spend way too much time online. (Only kidding you there! Please—no vicious letters!)
Until next week,
P.S.: Writer Jim Lenskold is leading a MarketingProfs Know-How seminar online on December 9 called “Unlock Campaign Profit Potential with Marketing ROI.” Jim’s a good guy, and he knows his way around ROI cold. For a description of the seminar, go here.