Bloggers of the World, Unite?

Proposal to unionize provokes (surprise!) mixed reactions from online community
By Sam Biddle,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 6, 2007 5:30 PM CDT
Chris Smith, a sophomore at Ohio Dominican University, looks at his blog in his dorm room Tuesday, May 1, 2007, in Columbus, Ohio.   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Some liberal bloggers are attempting to rally their keyboard-hammering brethren and form the first bloggers' union, an organization whose exact configuration is unclear. Some envision the group as a traditional labor faction that would fight for health benefits and recognition within the media, the AP reports, while others want a looser group of like-minded writers.

The National Writers Union is already eyeing bloggers, but many balk at the idea of organizing something as fractious and diverse as the blogosphere. "The reason I like blogging is that it's very anarchistic. I can do whatever I want whenever I want, and oh my God, you're not going to tell me what to do," scoffed one blogger.