Think of this as Volume 14, Number 18 of A-Clue.com, the online newsletter I've written since 1997. Enjoy.
Well, thanks but no thanks.
I have been using blogging software since 2003, when the folks at Corante gave me a free store front. In late 2004 they introduced me to ZDNet, and I'm now doing pretty well, especially since their parent company (CNet) was bought by CBS Interactive.
But that's not the point.
The point is that journalism companies hire bloggers and later claim they are "promoting" them to journalists. They're not. It's not a promotion.