The World of Blogs and Blogging

First off, I have been completely unaware of how significant blogging can be for members in our society. After reading the two articles, especially "You've Got Blog," it occurred to me what a large role blogging plays in many lives. I further developed my understanding of this phenomenon as I read the passage that states, "Getting blogged by Kottke, or by Meg Hourihan or one of her colleagues at Pyra, is the blog equivalent of having your book featured on "Oprah": it generally means a substantial boost in traffic enough, perhaps, to earn the blog a mention on Beebo.org, which has functioned as a blog best-seller list." From this it became apparent to me that blogging is not only another technological advancement in our world of communication, but an outlet for everyday people to offer personal insight into particular concepts.

I remain to be a bit shaky with the entire subject of blogging, as my initial experience with blogs occurred during the births of "Live Journal," "MySpace," and now "Facebook." I have always considered blogging to be a way of connecting myself to my friends, in addition to finding common interests between myself, and people connected to me in extended networks.

I have been oblivious to the fact, until now, that the routine of blogging and linking has taken over almost every aspect of daily life for many people. An example of this exists in the text, "Portrait of the Blogger as a Young Man," which offers: "During the first two years of Robot Wisdom, the Web log was Barger's full-time occupation. Full time: He sat in bed surfing and linking all day long and had, he says, no job to support the habit."

What more can I say? I look forward to gaining a deeper knowledge of our computer-savvy culture, and the concept of blogging, as we continue to post in and acknowledge our own blogs throughout the semester.

"I have been oblivious to the fact, until now, that the routine of blogging and linking has taken over almost every aspect of daily life for many people."

It's true! I'll admit that I probably spend around three hours every day on LiveJournal alone...!