Blogs and talent

Nick Denton has something what has happened to some of the webs bloggers since they started blogging:

A smart piece in Chicago Tribune, about blogs as a proving ground for journalistic talent. Elizabeth Spiers’ move to New York Magazine is cited, and I hadn’t realized that Matthew Yglesias had got a job at American Prospect on the back of his political blog. Other examples, not mentioned in the piece: blogs brought Ken Layne and Matt Welch to the attention of Richard Riordan.
An unlikely new source of writing talent: Blogs [Chicago Tribune]

A job at American Prospect? I’m gonna have to pull my blog socks up.