Elizabeth Bird, the NYC librarian behind the Fuse # 8 blog, has written a swell article, "Blogging the Kidlitosphere," for the May/June issue of The Horn Book. She talks about how she started blogging, describes why she likes comments, and explains some of the conflict her blogging caused when she served as a Newbery judge recently. Betsy asks some tough questions, too, continuing a conversation that's been going on at the lit blogs this year:
... insofar as a blog doesn’t make money, it isn’t beholden to anyone. The minute cash comes into play, all that will change. Some book bloggers already place advertising banners on their sites. How will readers take this into account when weighing a blog’s credibility?