Or at least adapt or die.
Dave from RawkBlog this weekend posted: 14 Ways Music Blogs Could Be Useful Again
I particularly like point six, as it's precisely the shift DiS has taken over the past few years and seems to have paid off:
6) Be a champion for bands
One thing blogs can do that other publications can’t: be geeks. If you think a band deserves more attention, post their single. Review their album. Do an interview with them. Post the video. Post the next video. Post the tour dates. Write about the album again two months later — you’re still listening to it, aren’t you? Repetition can make a big difference! If you post a song once, it disappears. Think about it this way: if you posted a new band once a day every weekday, that’s over 250 bands a year. How many albums will you actually buy this year, 10? 20? How many good albums come out in a year? Get behind those. Promoting 250 bands is not “tastemaking”: it’s stupid.
What do you most dislike about blogs? What would you improve? What do you do with your blawg?