NYT Writer Stereotypes Enterprise Blogging
I’ve got to hand it to Matt Richtel.Â Richtel was able to engage a discussion by pointing out that some bloggers have suffered from cardio-related health problems due to stress.Â Technology bloggers, Russell Shaw and Marc Orchant died from a heart attack.Â Om Malik had a heart attack and recovered, but made sure to start eliminating bad habits such as smoking and drinking lots of coffee.Â Malik personally responded by writing a blog post in Miami while on vacation.
Personally, I loved Malik’s response.Â Malik has turned over a new leaf.Â He now associates blogging with relaxing rather than being hypercompetitive about everything.Â Ever since I started enterprise blogging less than 2 years ago, I made sure that everywhere I write, I’m near a large window with a great view and that I enjoy it.Â
The fact of the matter is that I enjoy blogging and make sure its not stressful when I get ready to write to the point where The Bee Gees’ Staying Alive starts playing in the background as I walk up to my computer.
â€œThereâ€™s no time ever â€” including when youâ€™re sleeping â€” when youâ€™re not worried about missing a story,â€ stated Michael Arrington of TechCrunch.Â Â The whole reason why The New York Times is worried that bloggers are stressed is because they are quoting sources from someone whose only focus is to beat CNET, a public company with 2,700 employees.Â TechCrunchÂ employs about 5Â editors and some interns.