Seth Godin wrote an interesting piece the other day about how the “personal” blog has been suggested by many to be dead.
Seth, though doesn’t believe that’s true, and neither do I.
He goes on to say that blogs can, and perhaps, should be about the readers instead of the inward focused blogging of you.
But perhaps you can’t go all the way to the other side of the pond. And that’s where I honestly sit today, and that’s why I decided a little ways back to divide my blog in half.
And can I be greedy for a sec Seth? Pretty please? I want both worlds!
He’s partitioned blogs into the “newspaper-like” ones and then the ones that look more like a “book”. I’m aiming for the sweet spot between the two, a place where it, functionally can act as a “news source” but reads like a tasty soliloquy.
I call this “Community Anecdotes”. (Yes, I just made that up).
A place where each post can live by itself and provide valuable content for the reader independent of the whole but which carries the mark and mission of the umbrella goal…
Whoa, that just rhymed.
In any case, what do you think? Where do you stand (or sit)?