The Wayward Word Press deemed one of “All The Blogs That’s Fit to Link”

I just noticed someone reached my blog today via the New York Times website. Wondering why this was so I revisited the article Web Fight: Blocking Ads and Adding Art. Near the bottom of the page I noticed a link Sphere: Related Blogs and Articles. Clicking on that brought up a pop-up with the message “We’re getting you the good stuff,” which was then replaced by a list, the first entry in which was a link to my blog post!

That’s right, the Grey Old Lady is sending folks to my blog site. My blog has been deemed “good stuff” by the New York Times, and so is now a member of that august group, “All The Blogs That’s Fit To Link.”

This brings to mind the famous quote of A. J. Liebling, the namesake of this blog: “Freedom of the Press is guaranteed only to those who own one.”

The web has made it possible for everyone to own their own press, in my case the present blog. For example, WordPress alone now hosts close to a million blogs, which means it runs the web printing presses for almost a million publishers.

I have linked to the NY Times many times. They have finally returned the favor and linked to me. After all, we’re both publishers.

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