To those above allegations, I answer:
My blogging work includes, but is not limited to, reporting and editing in the traditional way, as well as aggregating information from a variety of sources, sorting and presenting the data to make it understandable.
Those who would criticize me for "cut and paste" would do well to look at their own blogs and tweets to search for occurrences of fleeting instances of originality.
The king of all websites (sometimes mistakenly referred to as a "blog") is THE DRUDGE REPORT. It's 99.999% AGGREGATOR!
NEWSER is an aggregator with 2.5 million unique visitors per month! The Huffington Post became a multi-million dollar website by publishing aggregated content!
Not to mention the amazing Global Voices Online, of which this weblog has been a proud affiliate for years and years!
If you are thinking "how can they get away with it?" - they LINK back to the original article - and no one can challenge them!
At least Global Voices adds LOTS of extra content and links. The individuals who contribute to Global Voices (in my opinion) serve journalism and the public in a higher capacity than the crew at HuffPo!
I've also endured criticism over typing errors - sorry, when I turn on Spellcheck it completely shreds my blog*spot posts: corrupting code, adding extra "div" tags where they're not needed, changing style and size of fonts. If typewriters existed in the times of Jesus Christ, these critics would have crucified the Lord long before his time! :)
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