Are Mainland China bloggers “ignored”?

Apologies, but I’ve decided to cut this post and all its comments. After a brief communication with the blogger who inspired it, I realize he meant more by the word “ignored” than just links and traffic. In particular, he was referring to the unwillingness of some established bloggers to at least listen to what bloggers in China have to say and to communicate with them.

While I don’t necessarily agree — I think some of the big bloggers are equally dismissive of everyone, whether in China or not — I understand where he’s coming from and it does alter the premise of my original post, enough so that I thought I should excise it and its racy comments. Thanks for your understanding.

The Discussion: 2 Comments

Arg, another deleted post? I certainly support your control over your space, but in my view the importance of a blog is in the conversation it fosters. You always have the power to frame that debate in the terms you want (heck, your “on further review” in this post performs that function exactly), but erasing that debate and its (presumably) honestly intentioned participation is no good. Your new lead implies some initial misunderstanding, but someone convinced you of an important distinction, so there would seem to be some value there. I’m now unable to discover this little nugget myself.

But I don’t want to get too preachy here: I can also imagine lots of deliciously snide vindictive and personal attacks getting thrown around; you’re copying over yesterday’s tape of my favorite soap opera!

February 23, 2004 @ 1:00 pm | Comment

I hear you. I just feel that sometimes it’s better to put things to rest, especially if they’re going to cause someone else some undeserved embarrassment or discomfort or whatever — and especially if I feel I misunderstood my subject matter. Maybe I should have used strikethrough to cross out the copy, but I preferred to simply bury it.

February 23, 2004 @ 2:17 pm | Comment

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