Mike Sanders over at Keep Trying discusses the Long Tail:
The long tail is a blogging myth in which the heavy-traffic bloggers try to convince the little guys, like you and me, that we are really the important ones in the blogosphere. And we should keep on blogging and linking to the big guys, since collectively the bottom 99% has much more viewership than the top 1% – or something like that.
Keep in mind that the blogosphere pie has been mostly carved out. If you are not munching on a big piece, and the relatively small fame and fortune that goes with it, make sure your blogging is satisfying some other basic human need.
Note: Whether the long tail is a valid hypothesis in other endeavors besides blogging is beyond the scope of this blog entry.
How is this relevant? Well, it could be applied to the talk of “elitism” and such and perhaps why certain coverage should happen. Or maybe I was just hurting for a title for this entry. Who knows.
Either way, man, I’ve been out of blogging for a while if I missed this stuff. Though it is good to be visiting Mike’s site again.