August 05, 2005
Four years ago, I didn't know what a blog was. Now I have one. I've had it for almost four years, too. That's amazing when I think about it.
Something about writing on the internet will suck you in if you give it the chance. My blog has been a real adventure for me, from the days when I had NO visitors, to today, when I have thousands every day. I never marketed my blog. People just found it and liked it all by themselves.
I once called it "putting notes in a bottle and throwing them into the sea." That's the way I STILL look at it. I opine, cuss and talk about whatever I want to. I think it's GREAT that we now have a tool that allows you to do such a thing.
The reason for asking that question is the announcement this week by blog tracker Technorati (a great site, by the way, for continuously following the state of the Zeitgeist), in its annual State of the Blogosphere report that the number of blogs in the world has jumped from 7.5 million in March to 14.2 million today.
I hold with the Den Beste theory that 90% of blogs are pure crap. But YOU do the math on those numbers (I was an English major--- I don't do math) and you'll find that 10% of 14.2 million is... well, it's a LOT.
I find good new ones every day. And I think it's a good thing.
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