We really are not trying to turn this blog into a “blogging blog” but other bloggers keep moving the discussion forward.*  Despite the rise in short-form messaging on Twitter and StockTwits the blog remains a vital force in finance.  One need only look at the trouncing the Apple bloggers gave to Wall Street yesterday:

Bloggers once again out-estimated Wall Street on Apple earnings.  (Apple 2.0)

In our post yesterday we noted the challenges facing anyone seeking financial independence from a blog:

Blogging as a means to an end, not an end in and of itself.  (Abnormal Returns)

Barry Ritholtz has a great post up on why it is that he blogs.  He notes that his blog would be the same regardless of the number of readers he receives:

Why blog?  (Big Picture)

Felix Salmon notes the many ways that bloggers generate value.  Most of which have very little to do with any actual dollars earned from the page:

Should you park your ‘financial identity’ at Seeking Alpha?  (Reuters)

Phil Pearlman wonders where does this all end?  The pursuit of the marginal dollar of revenue is likely to change the way bloggers (and their publishers) approach the business of blogging:

The headline/page view bubble.  (Phil Pearlman)

The bottom line is that the world of blogging is evolving quite rapidly.  For better or worse, expect more posts about blogging…

*Please note we are still hopelessly conflicted on the blogging front.