The NY Times writes about how lots of people keep blogs even though few read them, and the bloggers become obsessive over posting entries. (News flash: People really get into their personal hobbies!) It includes the requisite quote from Jeff Jarvis (something about addiction or narcissism or obsession...but not the 12-step program). Luckily, Felix Salmon writes a parody of the article so no one else has to.
Gothamist may be a blog, but we also think of ourselves sort of as independent press - you know, like your high school newspaper, without an advisor or a spellcheck program, super scrappy but with some funding from the school activities fund. Then again, we just gave a cat a lion cut, so what do we know?