Simon Dumenco writes, that a Blogger is just a writer with a cooler name.
Now, I would like to discuss with Simon, whether „blogger“ is such a cool name in the first place.
But since Simon „posted“ his article in the so called „traditional way“, even though already in the digital space, I can’t comment on what he wrote. I can only email him, leaving everyone else out of this conversation.
Neither can I leave a trackback on his post in order to show him that I am writing within my own blog about his points. (Will someone point him to my blog?)
I can’t have a simple public conversation with him. I could only ask him to join me in a discussion board or forum. But I can’t argue with him on the „digital street“, as I walk by, figuratively speaking.
Taking this thought one step further:
(btw, thanks to Steve Rubel for pointing out a whole lot of other factors why blogging isn’t quite just plain writing.