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One Reason I'm No Longer ClipperSteve

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I know we're supposed to be all Blake Griffin all the time around here, but a quick meta-post, blogging about blogging...

The SBNation Colts blogger, BigBlueShoe from Stampede Blue, was recently called out by Indy Star columnist Bob Kravitz.  Kravitz' point, such as it was, was that BigBlueShoe has no credibility because it's impossible to hold BigBlueShoe accountable for what he writes without knowing his real name.

The debate went from the newspaper, to the blog, and eventually to the airwaves, where BigBlueShoe was a guest on Kravitz' show. The timing of this incident, a couple of months after I made the decision to stop using a pseudonym for Clips Nation, is very interesting.

Let me just say, that listening to Bob Kravitz' inanely simplistic arguments makes me wish in a way that I was still ClipperSteve.  The feeling that I have somehow acquiesced to his banal position is quite distasteful to me.  But at the same time, it's one more roadblock to credibility that bloggers don't really need in the end - it's a battle I'm choosing not to fight.

I'm not going to get into the larger philosophical questions at this time.  If you're interested and you've got the time, read about it and listen to the discussion.