I’ve been blogging for almost three years and podcasting for almost a year now, but often I feel really disconnected from the “bloggerati” or whatever else you might call them. I’m not going to use the letter-grade rankings that I hate so much. When I listened to Halley Suitt interview Meg Hourihan, she began with a statement like “Surely everyone who blogs knows who you are” but I had no idea who she was. Back when Odeo was announced I had no idea who Evan Williams was. Just now, when the interview with Ana Marie Cox showed up in my Shuffle, I had no idea who she was either.
I’ve never read Wonkette, I’ve never read Instapundit, or a whole bunch of the highly popular weblogs. It’s a big ol’ blogosphere, so big that you can no longer take for granted that anyone of any notoriety is known, ever to others in this selfsame blogosphere.