Comments: What Blogs Say

As I am the Baltic Avenue of the blogosphere, my post was not so much a boast as the shocking realization at how overinflated real estate has gotten!

Based on your inbound links (78), I'd guessyour site would be worth about $44k. Now who should be bragging?

;-)

Posted by Jeff at October 24, 2005 04:51 PM

Anne,

Thanks for the exemption! I have hardly any group blogs on my reading list anymore. Even individual blogs with more than about two posts a day (present company excepted!) get tiresome.

My own blogging has slowed to a crawl (if it weren't for Ralph, Cliopatria would be a ghost town) because I just don't feel obligated to dash off stuff about everything anymore. I want to have something substantial to say, or I want to avoid cluttering up my life and other people's.

Posted by Jonathan Dresner at October 25, 2005 02:12 AM

Awww, Jeff. :) That's the nicest thing anyone has said to me all week!

As it happens, I think your blog is worth that and more.

Posted by Anne at October 25, 2005 08:03 AM

Jonathan - It's been a problem I've been puzzling over for some time.

People talk of the world o'blog as a "conversation" but I have trouble having a conversation with a group of twelve people all at once. :)

There are only so many hours in the day and there are many days when I have to choose between commenting on other blogs (that "conversation") and blogging myself. (I've been thinking that I'll stop making the "blog round-up" posts where I just point folks to other blogs. Maybe that energy would be better spent actually talking to the authors of those blogs.)

One thing for sure. After having seen how much time it takes to just follow the news (forget about writing about it), I no longer wonder why "most people" pay so little attention to anything but the top headlines.

Posted by Anne at October 25, 2005 08:21 AM