Another Boston blogger
: Boston Herald business columnist Cosmo Macero
has started up his own web site and blog. Congrats! ... Reader No. 1 and Hub Blog have often theorized who, within the mainstream press of Boston, would make good bloggers. If I recall correctly, one of our candidates was Cosmo. We also nominated Brian McGrory, Scot Lehigh and, of all people, Alex Beam, who once wrote a silly anti-blogging piece. I’m beginning to think Eileen McNamara might be a good candidate, too. ...
: Dan Kennedy
has an interesting observation on Cosmo starting his own blog -- and the potential danger involved for full-time newspaper staffers. Excellent point. Forgot all about the Houston Chronicle affair. Then again, James Lileks
, one of the web's most popular bloggers, is also a newspaper columnist (and a syndicated columnist whose pieces are run by, among others, the Herald). And Herald columnists Howie Carr and Margery Eagan, while not having their own blogs, do have their own radio gigs outside their regular Herald duties. Columnists are usually given a little more leeway on these things -- and they should be given more leeway. If the Herald was smart, it would ask to attach/default Cosmo's blog to their own site for the extra value, allowing him to keep the 'cosmomacero.com' address, sort of like Mickey Kaus
keeping his old 'kausfiles.com' address while still blogging away for Slate. So, blog away, Cosmo. ... P.S.P.S. FYI: The Globe's Boston.com has been busy exploring blogging opportunities itself. Instapundit
had an item on the tentative Boston.com venture this past fall, but I can't seem to find the link. If I do, I'll post it later.