Background Blogging

Just stumbled across this post in Mark Bernstein’s blog about the differences between foreground and background material in blog writing:

Background material forms part of the weblog gift economy. Blogrolls, gift lists, book notes, music links — none of these are compelling in isolation, but together the form a base for clustering, community, and consensus.

…and yes, I know, I still haven’t discussed blogrolling. I’m working on it!
Meanwhile, I’m also trying to wrap my mind around Tinderbox. It seems like it might feature a lot of the key elements of my PEP fantasy.
While I’m in the neighborhood, I should also mention Weblog Kitchen, a resource that probably makes this blog of mine superfluous!