The effect is bound to get O'Dell attention, perhaps not the kind she'd like.
She has some basic advice for bloggers: Get into school and learn journalism. You're different. Journalists have standards you don't.
In her post, O'Dell articulates the differences she perceives:
1. Journalists have training, have thick skin about editing, and restrain themselves in expressing opinions in their stories.
2. Journalists cite sources, are obsessed with the truth, serve the public and are critical and skeptical.
3. Journalists care about form, don't snitch and are committed to the craft.
"A blogger touting his love for journalism is like a high school choir girl saying she loves opera: She might be sincere, but she’s got a hell of a lot to learn," she writes.
What do you think?