Well, it seems that I may have stepped over the line.
I’m not the only one, but I am one of the bloggers called out – by name.
And, who called me out? None other than my PhD mentor Dave Black.
I suppose I’m in trouble and should do something to bury the hatchet. What do you think I should do? Here’s his protest (from his blog on Friday, May 27, 2011 at 5:20 p.m.):
Once more I protest (as usual in vain) against the kind of blogging that is being done by the likes of Alan Knox, Eric Carpenter, Aussie John, Arthur Sido and a host of others of their ilk. They know all too well that they will never make the “Top 50″ of any list out there and that their Alexa ratings are abysmal. To make matters worse, they update their blogs so frequently, how can they ever hope to generate a loyal following? They are forever publishing original material that makes their readers think, really think. Don’t they realize that the evangelical subculture to which they belong demands conformity above all else? Honestly, these guys need to do something to make their blogs more palatable.
(As you see, I am feeling fine and enjoying the blogosphere immensely this afternoon.)
I just don’t know. Perhaps it’s a lost cause. (Perhaps he’s a master at sarcasm?)