I think what I continue to value at the Dish is its ability to straddle the personal blog/organizational-blog divide. Over the years, blogging has become increasingly professionalized and massive output quantity has become a priority. That's forced a lot of blogs to lose their impromptu personalistic character. But Andrew still enjoys spouting off in an opinionated or sometimes emotional fashion, and that's what keeps the Dish's intensely felt tone. Half the time I think he's wrong! But I'm glad he's still doing it. And half the time, I think he's right, and right in an impassioned style which more and more of us hesitate to give ourselves over to.

Read Matt at Democracy In America and Accumulating Peripherals.

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