Thanks to every who voted in our little poll yesterday. The results were pretty much what we expected, although everyone who wants gossip, please be prepared to buy us lunch because if we did that, we’d never ever get invited anywhere cool ever again. Very few of you wanted guests or columnists, which is interesting. The Beat, Comics Reporter and Journalista are very rare among successful blogs these days in that they are still solo nearly solo outings. Almost all the big time blogs — Boing Boing, Gizmodo, Huffington Post — are group efforts. Blog@Newsarama is the top comics group blog, with the best line-up of bloggers, but is somewhat hampered by the fact that it can’t compete with the front page of the “mothership.”
What that does show is that the “cult of personality” blog still cuts through the fog of RSS war. The reality, as we alluded to yesterday, is that no one person can do it alone any more, unless — apparently– you live in the desert like Tom and Dirk. We’re not willing to go that extra mile, sadly. We are willing to get an intern to help us out one of these days, however.
EDIT: Both the Beat and Comics Reporter do have guest posts and columnists, and of course we do have Mark Coale lending a much needed helping hand here and there (and esp. on Thursdays.)