Nick n’ Kim riff on the question: “When is a Blog Not a Blog?”
So I’ll join in.
I think the blogging world can be divided into two camps. Those who have read the Cluetrain Manifesto, and those who have not. Or those who have an opinion, and those who do not.
The last thing blogging is about is software. That’s just content management. Blogging is mostly about participating in a conversation. People who regurgitate press releases and news stories without adding context, comment or punditry aren’t blogging, they’re distributing.
Google News, and other such aggregation services, make the act of distribution redundant. Leave that to Newscorp. Blogging must sound, and be, human, else it is dead.
My two cents.
PS: Opinions expressed in this blog are proudly half-baked 🙂