Meryl on Blogging Communities

If I weren’t traveling today (jetBlue to NY), I’d probably get beyond covering this one dialogue. Here’s a good contribution from Meryl Yourish:

And you’re right that blogging is mostly an individual sport, but I think I probably should have explained “community” a bit more. Your site is part of what’s often called the “warblogger” community. You can find a list of many warbloggers on any site in that community, and they often cross-post, link to one another, reference the same topic. Most of the blogs are written by individuals, yet each individual belongs to a circle of weblogs that s/he reads frequently. That’s often what’s meant by community. A blogging community is not unlike a virtual town, and it rarely shuts down.