As I said in my January column in EContent Magazine, Many members of the media don't understand bloggers' role on the Web. They get defensive and cry "not real journalism!"
Huh? Did bloggers ever claim to be journalists? Unfortunately, many continue to think of the Web as a sprawling online newspaper, which justifies their need to (negatively) compare blogging to what they do. The metaphor of the Web as a newspaper is inaccurate on many levels, particularly when trying to understand blogs.