Surviving the World

A Photocomic Education by Dante Shepherd

Lesson #726 - Blogging

That's my own basement, not my mother's basement. Still, the insulation is what makes the comic, no?

This lesson might refer to sports blogging in particular, and the standard newspaper/magazine columnist dismissal of the bloggers' findings and conclusions and criticisms as coming from 'their mother's basement.' A lot of writers have slowly begun to see the light on some of the more skilled sports blogs - especially as blogs have been able to push sabermetrics or more in-depth statistical analysis into mainstream usage than the reporters themselves have - but you still hear the term every now and then. Yeah, maybe the blogger relies entirely on snark, but at least he/she hasn't mailed in every column for the last ten-plus years.