Is Weblogs Inc. “splogging”? This post started out as a point to Paul Conley’s great question: Where are the magazine bloggers? (And he’s not talking about magazine-owned blogs, but bloggers who blog about magazines. Specifically, there need to be circulation people blogging and production people blogging and, as Paul points out, magazine design bloggers. I agree with him, by the way.)
I recalled that Weblogs Inc. used to have such a blog and that I once had it on my magazine resources blogroll. However, when I go to the link, http://magazinedesign.weblogsinc.com, I get something that looks an awful lot like a splog. This is definitely not an archive of the once active weblog, rather a space-holder that is churning out automated search-enhancing promotional posts, or, “spam blogging.” Perhaps there may be a reason to call it something other than a splog (a “perputually-posting archival blog” perhaps), but it sure quacks and waddles like a splog.
Is splogging taking place on other defunct blogs from Weblogs Inc.?