It seems to me that ‘blogs are increasingly coming more like mini-press releases or CVS-esque logs. Whereas they all used to either be a strange combination of diary, journal, and column, now they are more and more things like “Microsoft Developer’s Blog” or “Cisco developer’s blog”. They even get pointed to by the main websites as releases of interest.
I’d be the first to admit that this ‘ere blog is inane rubbish, and for the life of me I can’t imagine why anyone would read it – it’s main purpose in life is as a creative outlet for my thoughts (although some might argue with creative), although in the mix is also an excuse to tinker with web-based stuff, and of course a historical record (far too grand a term, I know, but you get the picture). I suppose friends/family who are not in particularly close contact but remain interested might browser from time to time.
On the other hand, I’m fully aware that I find other people’s blogs strangely compelling – and I’ve certainly written about blogs before – and I can see that there would be a genuine interest in reading about “bleeding edge” development from someone on the inside… but it doesn’t seem to be in the right spirit, somehow.
PS Notice how I snuck the new search facility in there? Will do something more sensible in due course.