OK, so I’m late to this conversation… but I’ve been wondering lately, “why all the noise about blogging?”. I mean, what’s so different about blogging, compared to web page creation ala geocities in the 90s? Some conversations from Om and Niall helped my thinking, as they reminded me about primarily the timeliness of blogging (as compared to the delayed search indices of Google, and I was also reminded of the mass distribution (and voice) that blogs afford, ala the AOL Cancellation story that recently arose.
But, the truth is that this isn’t anything terribly new, right? Really, blogging is just a term for easy web publishing — nothing less, nothing more. A blog is really just an easy way for people to publish content to the internet. Am I missing something? Why not just call them websites? A blog is really just a website, with an interface that makes it easy to make posts more frequently. Please, McClure, tell me what I’m missing here!?!
Why are we all pointing people to our blogs? Aren’t we just saying… “Listen to me! I’m communicating! This is me! Love Me!”?
p.s. love me