I’ve been waiting for someone to write something about this for so long: 6 Ways That Bloggers are Like Rappers. Well it’s about damn time someone recognized.
Similarity #1: Prolificacy
“But I, somehow, some way / Keep comin’ up with funky a$$ sh*t like every single day.” ~Snoop Dogg, Gin and Juice
Rappers are notoriously prolific, some of them releasing mixtapes on
a monthly basis, delivering torrent after torrent of catchy street
bangers. Prior to making it big, 50 Cent holed up in a studio and
produced 36 songs in two weeks, and Lil’ Wayne seems to be releasing a
20-track album each month. In 2005 and 2006, The Game approached this
level of productivity on the mixtape circuit. The list could go on.
Bloggers are also prolific, some of us producing upwards of 1,500
words per day or more. Our material might not be “funky @ss $h*t,” but
we do come up with it “like every single day.” A-List bloggers like
Markos Moulitsas, Scoble and Gina Trapani bust out blog posts faster
than I can dictate, and Darren Rowse of ProBlogger.net remarked that
during the beginning of his blogging career he was publishing 20-30 posts per day.