Kevin doesn’t think so. He wrote an interesting article about LexisNexis’ approach to blogs. He talks about the differences between the Lexis blog directory, which contains only 35 blogs, and Justia Blawg Search, which boasts 1792 blogs.
It’s against the nature of blogging
Kevin’s absolutely right that Lexis’ 35-blog directory is fairly anti-blog. One of the draws of blogging is that there are so many voices out here. The benefit of multiple voices is clear – more knowledge, more points-of-view, etc.
But it’s productive
If I had gobs of money, I’d have a personal assistant. He would know my interests, likes, dislikes, etc. One of his duties would be to comb through blogs (new and old) and find ones for me to read. This would give me the best group of blogs and posts to read everyday.
Since I’m not rich, it might be handy to have a service that did this for me. In fact, busy lawyers might really appreciate something like this. They have the money to pay for this service. It saves them time. It’s productive.
The cynical view
The cynical personality in me has another explanation for Kevin’s beef with Lexis’ blog directory: none of his clients are in it.
Definitely kidding there. I don’t see any newer blogs in Lexis’ directory, and I’m sure it’s no testament to Kevin’s blog-design or his clients.
Update – Apr. 24, 12:43 AM – This comment was made in very poor taste. Please see my apology to Kevin, below.
Would you pay someone to pick blogs for you?
Now is where I turn it over to you guys. I’m curious about your thoughts on this.
Would you like a custom blog-selection or news-selection service? Would that save you time?
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