A few days ago, in a post about the whole Loren Feldman / Shel Israel situation, Chartreuse pointed out in a round about way that bloggers in today’s generation are sort of like rappers:
What we have in the blogosphere is the generation that grew up on Tupac vs. Biggie playing the same game in their universe.
Here’s one snippet:
Rappers are notoriously prolific, some of them releasing mixtapes on a monthly basis, delivering torrent after torrent of catchy street bangers. Prior to making it big, 50 Cent holed up in a studio and produced 36 songs in two weeks, and Lil’ Wayne seems to be releasing a 20-track album each month. In 2005 and 2006, The Game approached this level of productivity on the mixtape circuit. The list could go on.
Bloggers are also prolific, some of us producing upwards of 1,500 words per day or more. Our material might not be “funky @ss $h*t,” but we do come up with it “like every single day.” A-List bloggers like Markos Moulitsas, Scoble and Gina Trapani bust out blog posts faster than I can dictate, and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net remarked that during the beginning of his blogging career he was publishing 20-30 posts per day.
He goes on with his other five points from there – well worth the read…