I'm joining a movement. One that does not involve burning bras, spray painting furs or forming a human chain. No Bras or Fur???? What kind of fun movement would that be?
It all has to do with this blog post by Don Mills Diva detailing how a "venerable" online newspaper quoted from the Diva's blog without giving her credit or providing the courtesy of a hyperlink to her blog.
I didn't realize that there was a brouhaha brewing between "professional journalists" and bloggers. Now that I've been enlightened, it is time to get fired up! Don Mills Diva brings up something I was not aware of, namely the 3,900,000 hits on Google that reference "Blogs Ruin Journalism."
While I do not consider myself a "respected journalist," I do believe that there is value in blogging and that it should not be discounted or brushed aside by a few highfalutin journalist types who feel that blogs do not merit "credit." I'm a big proponent of "Giving Credit Where Credit is Due."
Bloggers deserve respect. As it says in my shiny new badge: "Write On: Respect the Blog." Check out Don Mills Diva's blog to get your own badge and to join the movement. And, ladies, please keep the bras on :-)
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