Beginning blog comments
This is a very old story. It is the content! The fact that the content is in a blog does not make the content important. The content must make the content important (yuk! that sounds post-modernist). I find Mr. Gorman's comments about editors over general. Usually editorial filtering is very good as long as you are not the one being filtered but sometimes a lack of editorial control is very very good. Blogs are not publishing. They are public speaking.
I agree with Mr Gorman that google is not the "God Brain" and neither are blog postings.