Friday, January 18, 2002

Blogging About Blogging V
While I'm on this little run of self-referential and blog-related posting, let me steer you to two interesting essays that start to outline what blogging is, where it came from, and where it might go. Anatomy of a Weblog looks at the consistent elements that make up most blogs. And Rebecca Blood's Weblogs: A History and Perspective consider the impact of watershed moments in the history of blogging -- and why blogs are important. Be cool; go to school.

Similarly, while Google and AltaVista spider blogs to help fuel their search engine results, there are also a couple of blog-specific search engine-cum-indexes that can help you find blogs... and identify which ones have been updated recently. Eatonweb Portal features newly added blogs, random blogs, and a Top 10. And Userland's directory of Recently Changed Weblogs frequently highlights blogs that have been updated. It's a more extensive list than the one Evan houses at Blogger.

Enough blogging about blogging for today. I'm going to go see Mission of Burma.

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