In the most recent Commentary magazine, there is a fine article by Terry Teachout on culture and blogging. If you are not aware of this magazine, largely a conservative Jewish think-tank magazine, it has some of the finest expositions of the neo-conservative viewpoints around. Pieces by Norman Podhoretz, Editor-at-Large, are noteworthy. But so are many others.
Terry Teachout is the magazine’s art critic; he has a splendidly-written biography of that crusty Baltimore writer, H.L. Mencken; and he also has a blogsite. He talks about the relationship of our culture to blogging.
A quote: “blogging is an amateur culture in the exact sense of the word.”