Don't be so fast to criticize - its fun watching a pot and kettle go at it! (Just teasing - seriously, I have no idea what the initial poster is saying. I think he is trying to live up to his avatar's example.)
TomVH (and MGoBlog) kind of a big deal
I surprised we haven't seen more regional papers try to commission semi-regular articles from local events bloggers as a trend. Passionate amateurs + professional editors seems like a winning combination (even though, in this case, MGoBlog generally has higher content and editorial standards than most major newspapers).