Bloggers Likened to Rappers?

Clay Collins recently published a post on Copyblogger that made me laugh, and so I have to share it. The post is entitled, “6 Ways That Bloggers are Like Rappers” and it compares A-list bloggers to well known rappers to show how similar the two different professions are, especially where personality characterizations are concerned.

Darren - Puff Daddy

My favourite from the article:

Similarity #5: Gang Affiliation

Personal alliances, friendships, and creative and collaborative relationships run strong between rappers. Established rappers promote their friends, cite their peers, produce beats for colleagues, make guest appearances on allies’ albums, and help their friends get record contracts. Some of the more famous alliances existed between 50 Cent, Enimen, and Dr. Dre, as well as between the Notorious B.I.G., Sean (Puffy) Combs, and Lil’ Kim.

Bloggers form similar alliances. Circles of friends swap guests posts, create blogging networks, link to and interview each other, etc., and the blogosphere can sometimes seem a little incestuous. Mess with the wrong blogger and you may get blacklisted by their network. I’d rather not go about naming crews in the blogosphere, but if you’ve been around here long enough (um… one day?) the alliances will pop out. You’ll see them.

Definitely worth a read, and while not really a profession I would like to be compared to, I enjoyed the article.