Back on Feb. 2, I announced that I’d been selected to contribute an essay to Jon Strande’s forthcoming print book, 100 Bloggers. (Thanks again to Paul Chaney for getting me involved with this project.)
I’ve given this a lot of thought, and today I finally decided what to contribute…
I figured that the audience of a print book about weblogs would mainly be seeking a general understanding of weblogs and the culture that surrounds and permeates them. I figured these would probably be nontechnical people, possibly not even net users.
One thing that makes the blogosphere a bit difficult to enter is all the give-and-take. People who are accustomed to traditional print or broadcast media often aren’t expecting that level of interaction, and it often overwhelms them or turns them off. Especially when that interaction takes the form of lively disagreement or conflict.
I wanted to prepare these people for that aspect of the blogosphere, and help them see its benefits.
Hence, I’ve chosen to submit this article: Why Disagreement Is Good, which I originally published on Jan. 5.
So what do you think of my choice?