American Journalism Review weighs in on blogging like so many other media publications: monolithic political blogging. Focuses on pundit blogs. Doesn't mention other categories. Doesn't mention political high-profile blogs are less than 1/100th of 1 percent of all bloggers. Doesn't mention the backlash that people are sick to death of the popular bloggers. Doesn't look for comparison traffic. So Kausfiles gets 6,000 to 9,000 "hits" per day (the reporter's use of hits, hopefully incorrect, as hits don't mean squat). My Wi-Fi blog gets about 2,000 requests a day; my personal blog gets well over 1,000. No mention of pacifi-bloggers, warbloggers, personal bloggers, cult of personality bloggers (Wil Wheaton), technical bloggers.
Blah blah blah blah blah blog article. Blogs ain't monolithic. When will journalists research this field instead of dragging out a few limited usual subjects? Old tired numbers, like Kaus's $300-odd he's made before being bought by Slate. Hey, I've made more than Kaus on my Wi-Fi blog between voluntary contributions and affiliate commissions from sales of equipment linked off the site.