Good post on Mark Pilgrim’s blog called: Don’t fuck the babysitter. It talks about how some books (and in this particular case parenting books) contain a host of useless information and are based around stating the “bleeding obvious”. My qualm is how he claims that the same can be applied to blogging.
Most personal blogs tend to have a pretty random feel about them. The blogger is bound to blog about what affects him or her at that point in time, however there’s always some reason behind a blog post. Some posts may be commercial, some motivated by a social need, some just as an aide-memoire or a desire to share some knowledge. I’m not saying that all blogging is noble, it can also be a way to vent some frustration or even to attack someone’s character; but it is usually far from pointless.
Personally I take offence to the idea that most blogs are mindless drivel .. that do you think?