I like even more what he said about blogger cliques and groups:
"Still, cliques and groups around certain larger blogs have grown up, along with the professional sites and aspects of it."A light went on in my head. Dan had described a phenomenon that annoys the hell out of me, though I hadn't fully verbalized or defined it. Cliques! I have simply referred to the phenomenon as "Me-Too Blogging."
"Me-too" blogging is where one assumes a role in the king blogger's court and begs for links and attention and indulges in throw-me-a-bone bootlicking. "Me-too" bloggers are beholden to bigger bloggers for traffic they haven't actually earned, and so compromise their principles and honesty in order to retain their benefactor's good graces. Some people have called this "blog-whoring," and the description is apt. It means you must defend your benefactor, even when he or she is wrong or has done something unethical.
Also, Clique-Blogging is a form of group-think. Riehl also pointed out:
Group-think is the enemy of freedom and I detest it, in its various forms.Me-Too Blogging is compromised blogging. Don't do it.