First, I'd like to say that I find the structure of blogging a bit bizarre. Posts are placed on the blog with the most recent post at the top, and as such when one reads a blog one effectively reads anti-chronologically, or backwards. Tracking down the original themes and thoughts can become somewhat difficult, mumbled and jumbled as they will be among the more recent posts. It seems like the original thesis is almost always inevitably lost. At the same time, though, it is quite fascinating to watch the evolution of a blog. The blog moves and molds and seems to have an identity of its own, independent of the bloggers. In any case I found this an interesting thing to note, as context in which content is placed is at least as important as the content itself.
From 'New Kids on the Blog':
Last year, a survey of 3,000 blogs by the software company Perseus concluded that in the United States 91 per cent are maintained by those under 30 and 'the typical blog is written by a teenage girl who uses it twice a month to update her friends and classmates on happenings in her life'. It estimated that by the end of this year there will be a million web logs, although most won't last a year and, like clasped diaries in the physical world, the majority will be abandoned within a month.
Thought that was quite interesting. I'd never blogged before taking a Bousquet class.