The best blog profiles are worth putting with the print profiles, but the average blog profile soon reveals why print pays a writer money and a blog doesn’t. Without the weight and responsibility of an institution behind it, a profile can easily degenerate into a work of fiction reflecting no thought, judgement or even literacy. On this list of profiles I have tried to keep to the rule by which if the writer can’t write he or she shouldn’t be writing about writing. So you may take it for granted that I approve of the style, at least. Sometimes I would have to be a fool to endorse the opinions, but the really nasty opinions aren’t here. Since they are almost invariably expressed in pre-mental language, I feel only a tinge of guilt at leaving them out. But there is no doubt about the great thrill of being mentioned by an enthusiastic young blogger. There can be no commercial motive, so it must come from genuine interest; and one is always interested in being thought interesting.