There’s a rant in A List Apart this week bashing weblogs. I’m only pointing to it so that I can comment on it. First of all, the author simply rehashes arguments already made by Ben Brown here, and here, and a long time ago (relatively speaking) here. Of course most weblogs are crap. That simply means that they adhere to Sturgeon’s Law, which states that 90% of everything is crap. Weblogs aren’t a threat to anything; the rampant banality and self-referential garbage that fills up many of them is boring, but who cares? It’s a lot more productive to read the stuff that you find interesting and ignore everything else. Criticizing people for the way they choose to spend their personal time is a waste of your time and your readers’.