Nicholas Carr throws a pity party for himself as he reflects on the hierarchy of A-list bloggers and the many smaller bloggers on the Web.
It is interesting that for centuries, people have produced written work and relied on one-to-one feedback or no feedback at all. Now that the Web has made it easy to publish online, this new breed of writers may have a sense of entitlement that they be read and reacted to.
This is part of the false promise of social media, and is often mistakenly used to judge the success rate of an online project.
Also, Nicholas seems to have at least three readers: reaction to his thoughts from Michael Arrington, Rob Hyndman and Dave Winer.