Photo from Desire to Inspire - which never reblogs (or does so skillfully enough that we don't notice it)...I just read an interesting interview on DisneyRollerGirl about, among other things, "rebloggers". According to Cathy Horyn, the majority* of us simply rehash the work of others in a most un-journalist(ic) fashion.
Lord knows, that occurs to me every time I find a pool porn photo and feel compelled to post it. I mean, I've only ever taken my own pic of one of these pools. I live in Canada, after all. Also, fancy photographers, with access to richie people abodes, tend to do these pics more justice. Come to think of it, journalists aren't the ones taking the fancy photos in a high percentage of the meaningful, probing and original articles they write (especially the ones they write about rich people pools).
But what do you think? Does the shot above call attention to the cut and paste quality of which Ms. Horyn accuses us? Are we bloggers trying to be journalists? Comedians? Diarists? Teachers? Scientists? Anarchists?
Personally, I'm a little of column A and a little of column B. (Hahahaha, get it?) Last time I checked, no one was paying me to be investigative, so I'm not going to worry too much.
*On a total tangent, I really struggle with collective nouns, btw...