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This thing about Blogorrah

What amazes me about the ongoing interest in the whereabouts of Blogorrah is the failure by anyone to actively try to replace it. Yes, Blogorrah is fantastic, but it’s far from unique. I mean, they shamelessly ripped their stylebook from …

Thu, Jul 26, 2007, 08:42

   

What amazes me about the ongoing interest in the whereabouts of Blogorrah is the failure by anyone to actively try to replace it. Yes, Blogorrah is fantastic, but it’s far from unique. I mean, they shamelessly ripped their stylebook from Gawker. Maybe Blogorrah’s absence is caused by problems in getting the new Gawker fonts?

But the fascination does provoke a couple of questions. Like…

Are Irish bloggers really so hard up for chuckle material that they need John, Derek and assorted folk to come up with the funnies every day?

Do Irish bloggers ever think they could actually do something similar or – this one is kind of radical, I know – better by themselves? Would they even think of having a go? There are some very talented bloggers out there who could easily do the same job, but who lack the ambition and drive (and probably balls) to have a go.

Are Irish bloggers so hard up for things to write about that they need the Blogorrahistas to do the spade-work for them? I mean, I thought that was just a charge leveled at the mainsteam media?

What the hell did Irish bloggers write about before Blogorrah?

Does this prove that there is a blogging version of the silly season?

Just asking, like.