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April 23, 2009

The Bloggers Overtaking The Lawyers (Insert Joke Here)

The other day, Wall Street Journal ran a story on how there are more bloggers than lawyer in the US, making for pointy headlines and quite a bit of the wow factor for “America’s Newest Profession”. At first glance, it is an interesting piece (and at second too, really), and if you haven’t read it already, you should.

Just don’t take the numbers too seriously.

They got disputed early, and even prompted a response from Mark Penn on WSJ, which is good and all.

That being said, I think the story is interesting, and it has some points about blogging as a profession, no matter how off the numbers are. The truth is, a lot of people make money, and perhaps even a living, blogging professionally, and that brings out questions. read more

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