Among her many good points is the following:
Nobody is claiming that all those blogs out there are, de facto, gems of literature that will gleam forever. What is claimed is that the froth will generate some value, that some people whose eloquent or expert or funny voices would never have been heard before will gain some well-earned followings. Even people who start out with the attitude that “blogs are stupid” can discover, to their amazement, that there are folks out there with voices that appeal to them, and experiences that resonate with them.
I’ll put that writing up against any self-aggrandizing drivel spouted off by Andrew’s “elite talent” any day.