A growing work force of home-office laborers and entrepreneurs, armed with computers and smartphones and wired to the hilt, are toiling under great physical and emotional stress created by the around-the-clock Internet economy that demands a constant stream of news and comment.
Of course, the bloggers can work elsewhere, and they profess a love of the nonstop action and perhaps the chance to create a global media outlet without a major up-front investment. At the same time, some are starting to wonder if something has gone very wrong. In the last few months, two among their ranks have died suddenly. (New York Times, 04/06/08.)
Here are two voices from the blogosphere:
- Blog and Die: The NYT Says We Blog 'Til We Drop by Cyndy Aleo-Carreira of Profy, Inc.
- ‘Newspaper till you drop’ vs. ‘Blog till you drop’ by David Rothman of TeleRead.
Related: My post, EGO BLOG IS NOT BURNED OUT...YET...
The hysterical report has come to Sweden... For a sound take on the issue, read Tim Berry's post, Blogging: Business, Pleasure, Death Sentence?