To make such a broad and sweeping statement to sell your own ideas is somewhat reminicent of the infamous “Flash is 99% bad” soundbite.
The new weblogging trend is great for developers – I make JD and Mike’s a daily read. But I really get the impression from “articles” like this that the Wired article has created some inflated egos, and in the same respect, I think the market for Flash-related weblogs is already becoming oversaturated just weeks after the MX studio announcement (sort of like when everybody and their mother had a Flash community site, but only the ones which provided real value survived).
I just thought the community that is hundreds of thousands of members strong might like a chance to respond to a statement which was made on a semi-obscure blog. Is this akin to the “Slashdot is going under” wolf-cries which seem to happen every other month?
Chris, I don’t think any of the people covered in the Flash Blog story on Wired had or has gotten inflated egos. I know them to be down to earth people wanting to share their knowledge with the rest of the Flash community. When it comes to my ego, I will leave it to others to judge if its overly inflated or not. The Wired article in question did nothing to inflate my ego, but it did warm to see them paying attention to the great work being done by the Macromedian Bloggers.
When it comes to the lifelyhood of Flash Kit, I am not going to go into e-mail exchanges I have had with people at Flash Kit in the past, but I think its pretty obvious to most people in the community that there are very few resource sites that are making money right now.