Via Corante’s Blogging News (at least I think so&8212;I can’t verify the link now), another good exploration of the essence of blogging that tries to distinguish the medium from the uses it’s been put to so far posted August 1 at mediageek. Good set of related links at the end of the entry:
I make no claim to be revealing some eternal truth here that nobody else has ever expressed. For all I know I’m regurgitating some other blogger’s insights that I may never have even read. Are an infinite number of bloggers like an infinite number of monkeys with typewriters?
But this is what I’m thinking, and you’re welcome to comment.
* The Mainstream Is Addicted to Itself, or I Have Met Narcissus and She Is Journalist, 7/22/2002
* Blogging, “Warblogging,” and Punditry. Is There an Effect? Is There a Point? 1/16/2002
* Meta-blogging? Intertwining Grassroots; Connecting the Blogging World, 12/13/01
* Blogging as a Form of Journalism? 5/25/01