Blogging is supposed to be rude, anarchic and distinctly "unofficial". Hiring a "campaign blogger" is like hiring a "campaign farter" or setting up a "campaign mosh pit." "Official" bloggers are to real bloggers what the Monkees are to the Beatles, except that's unfair to the Monkees, who actually put out some damn fine recordings. Make that "what Jazzercise is to jazz".
So says Kathy Shaidle in the wake of the whole Marcotte/McEwan/Edwards goat rope.
I guess that all depends on what you mean by blogging. It seems pretty obvious to me that (contra Shaidle) a blog is just a means to an end, a means of getting the word out when you think you have something important to say or want to point interesting things out to your friends and acquaintances. You don't have to enable comments, you don't have to hang your own private life out there, you don't have to do anything you don't want to do. Including listening to Ms. Shaidle, although she is pretty amusing and interesting to me. Makes me wonder how many punk rock girls grew up to be Catholic bloggers; I know of two, but there's almost certainly more.