THIN SKINNED BLOGGERS….Speaking of the blogosphere, are we a touchy bunch or what? After guest-blogging for Dan Drezner last week, David Greenberg wrote a breezy piece for the New York Times that struck me as pretty complimentary toward the craft of blogging. Here’s what he said:

  • Good blogging turns out to be harder than it looks.

  • Serious bloggers spend a lot of time searching out items to blog about and display a remarkable breadth of knowledge.

  • Blog commenters can be a vitriolic lot.

  • Good blogs have a voice, though sometimes gimmicks take their place.

  • Yep, good blogging turns out to be a lot harder than it looks.

If there’s anything in this list that’s not true, I’d like to hear it. What’s more, the piece was written with self-deprecating good humor. But if the links back at Dan’s place are any indication, the conservative blogosphere ripped into David’s piece as if he’d flushed a printout of Instapundit down a toilet.

For all their posturing, conservative bloggers sure are a thin-skinned crowd. Get a grip, folks.