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You spoke, we ate a gyro!

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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.)

  1. 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.”

    Really? i never look at http://www.newsarama.com anymore, since it has no readily apparent RSS feed, but i keep up with blog@newsarama daily.

  2. “The Beat, Comics Reporter and Journalista are very rare among successful blogs these days in that they are still solo outings.”

    *sniff*

  3. Thanks for the link, Heidi. That blog is now #5 on my bookmarks, after google, ebay, you, and icv2.
    As for the gossip… I get most of that from Lying In The Gutters. How about you host a weekly barmeet where we buy you food and/or drinks (magnolia bakery?) and you dish and discuss whatever comes to mind? You could even bring those review copies which clog your office!

  4. I get a lot of information from Huffington Post, but it’s not a blog, its a different kind of site. If The Beat wanted to set up a massive comics-related free-for-all like Huffpo, I would be all for it, but it would mean a substantial rethinking of your mission here. Which could be an entirely good thing.

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