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Tuesday, July 26, 2005

This Week's Beauty Contest

I found out today that someone at Forbes has been reading the site.

I don't post anymore about the print media mentions that From the Floor gets (except for that recent one--my favorite ever--in the Arkansas Times) because it's happening more and more often. Don't get me wrong. I love the attention. It's just that my Midwestern upbringing indoctrinated modesty, and I've never been able to fully work through those issues.

But this one is different because it's not an art magazine acknowledging the competing presence of the blogosphere. This mention is by a general-interest publication (we're all generally interested in money, right?) that is spreading the word to a broader community that a committed group of art bloggers exists.

So if you're a new reader to the art blogosphere, welcome. There's a lot of interesting stuff going on here. You can start by spending some time trolling through my archives. (The "Best of From the Floor" section in the right-hand navigation bar is a good place to start.) But also make sure to visit the other notable art blogs in the "Discussion Fodder" section at the right. Many of them could just as well have been included on the Forbes list.

And, in case you're wondering, regardless of what Forbes says we're not going interactive here anytime soon. Comments are off for a reason. I waste too much damn time on the site as it is. I don't want to have to read, police, and edit comments too. But if you want interactivity, there's an email address at the right. Feel free to use it. I do respond.

Related: some linky love to my fellow best-of bloggers who don't have the same issues with modesty that I have: art.blogging.la, Modern Art Notes, and the Forbes Fave Gallery Hopper.

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