First things first, we 'aint no blog. We called our weigh-in on the New York Times piece concerning the 24/7 stress of blogging, a Coutorture Salon. To clarify, these bloggers are our Network Partners and we have Salons when we chat about people's conception of our 'digital sweatshops'. This is fashion after all and if we're going to work ten or eleven hours days, you better believe we're going to invent fancy titles for ourselves even if we're stuck in our pajamas for fear that we might not get our dozen posts up before lunchtime (not to mention organize and produce, er, original content). So, the NYT wasn't so off-base in articulating the stresses. What they failed to do was quit their fascination with the concept of blogging and, well, the word itself, and put the whole thing in the context of journalism at large. What do our network partners think? Well let's just say they didn't take the bait either. Check out Shiny Style for her piece on "Blogging Sweatshops"and Girl Woman Beauty Brains for her piece called, "Bloggers' Spirit Lives On".
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