Discusses professional vs amateur bloggers.
2004 was not the most exciting year online in New Zealand, but it was the quiet achiever of years; the one in which the initial Internet hype died down and we got on, a little more quietly, with actually doing stuff online. Like our errands.View 2004 › or Start at 1989
“A lot of people say, “You’re not really a blogger because you can’t really put your opinions across because you’re still constrained by the rules of the company you work for”. I don’t think there is a real difference. I think there are a lot of rebellious bloggers in New Zealand who think they are doing a great service to the Internet and the world by breaking simple laws, so obviously I am constrained by that. But all bloggers, whether they are paid for it and linked with a corporate company or just at home doing it, are still bound by the same defamation laws. So I don’t think there’s a great difference. I don’t get paid to blog personally but it is part of my job description so essentially I do it in work time. The upshot is that I get paid for it in a way, whereas Joe Bloggs at home maybe doesn’t make a living from it.”