Colin Walker follows up on Brent Simmons’ reaction to Molly Lambert and Charlie Warzel having declared blogging dead, but it’s important to note (as I keep doing) that they weren’t critiquing the rise of Facebook or Twitter but lamenting the fall of paid, professional blogging.

Luis Gabriel Santiago Alvarado finds resonance with Chris Wilson’s declaration that he’s “happy to be an unprofessional blogger” after wanting to be a professional one. So did Alvarado, who now confesses, “Little did I know that blogging goes beyond just that.”

It not only goes beyond that it began beyond that—and then the professional class of bloggers sucked all the attentional oxygen out of the room with their “VC-backed content websites” (which now are the only things anyone remembers), and then social networking took off and vacuumed up the non-professionals.