8 July 2009

The Printed Blog R.I.P.

It was touted as a great idea.
Print blogs. Sell them.
They didn't.
Here is the story.

But publishing is not over yet, either in print or online. I believe bloggers often confuse venting and airing of views with meaningful content. Publishing is about getting the focus right.
Truman Capote once ended a book review, saying, "That's not writing, that's typing.
I want to paraphrase that. "Don't confuse printing with publishing."

1 comment:

lively lawry said...

Hi Mr.Madhavan,
"Don't confuse printing with publishing." truly, you have hit the nail! most of us think as the world is waiting to be enlightened by the revelations of our blog!
but many times i have observed, some blogs have much better quality than what is published in the media.
however i seriously feel there is a place for online media. as someone said, "The price of freedom of religion, or of speech, or of the press, is that we must put up with a good deal of rubbish."
regards
Levine of businessgyan