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Part I: Firefox > BLOG: Literary Blogs through the Ages

BLOG: Literary Blogs through the Ages

Blogging is so many things. For some it is a rambling, often incoherent rendering of the day’s events (take a look at http://www.livejournal.com), a type of online diary. For others, it is used as an announcement mechanism—I got a new car, here’s the inside scoop on what is happening in my life, and so on. Some blogs are nothing more than travelogues. For a whole other set of users, blogging is something in between—sort of a work in progress that describes them moving from one state to another, a kind of meandering through the meadows of cyberspace. One thing that all people who blog do—they definitely have something on their minds, and they need to speak their piece.

But blogging isn’t just about getting something off your chest; it is also a community experience. The fact that people post on their site links to blogs that they read on a regular basis (or their friends’ blogs) means that people are reaching out and trying to form some sort of cyberspace community amongst the daunting tsunami of information that is commonly referred to as the Internet. Posting someone else’s blog on your blog is a kind of referral—it is basically you acknowledging that you respect this person’s work/writings and it is worth the click to read what he or she has to say.


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