What kind of blogger am I: linker or thinker? My ego wants to say "both," but the truth is I'm really more of a linker. And I don't think there's anything wrong with that. I like this crazy little blog I call cyber-home. I admire those who can write long essays on important topics, and I could do that, but that's not what I really want to do.
But if I don't even want to do a "thinker" blog, then why does being a "linker" bother me a little? I suppose it's the implication that, because I'm a "linker," that I just don't have any thoughts worth putting down. It sounds like I can only point to the work of others, that I don't have the talent or the intelligence to do it myself. And there's even the slight air of condescension, a suggestion of "Well, you're not a real blogger, then, are you?" in labeling someone a "linker." I know that that attiude is grossly unfounded, but its irritating that some people might characterize linkers in that way.
So, for the record, I could so totally be a "thinker," but being a "linker" is much easier. Plus, "linkers" can be just as entertaining/informative as "thinkers." So there!
(Inspiration via a Grumpy Old Bookman post on my good friend Frank Wilson of Books Inq.)