Marc opens up the question: “Blogging is Not for Everyone.”
I beg to disagree.
Problogging, maybe. Andy Hagans even brought it down to your ability to write.
First, I believe that blogging, though still in its infancy, can be considered within the level of emails and even texting (SMS).
If you compose and email and click on that “Send to All” button, that same act is akin to clicking the Publish button on your blog. Sometimes, the contents of that email may only contain a single line of “Hello!”, a quote or passage you’d like to share to friends and officemates, or even a link to a recent news you’ve just read. You may get a reply, you may not. Your friends/officemates may also forward your email to others.
Like texting, when you forward a quote or a joke to someone (or a set of friends), you share something by communicating it to them. Again, you may get a reply or not at all. The sms message may be forwarded to others as well.
See, it doesn’t mean that if you can’t correctly spell the line “tnx 2 u!”, you don’t have to go along the SMS bandwagon and call the other party just to tell them “Thank you” instead of texting them. These txtmates had the airwaves as their internet and their Message Box as their feed aggregator.
When the “email” became commercially available, people and businesses claim they don’t need it because they want to “personally connect”. Now, emails have become one of the cheapest ways to communicate with as many people as you can.
And I believe that blogging is just sending an open email to as many people who wants to read that email.
P.S.“I had this old friend who kept on sending forwarded messages almost everyday it got so annoying I really hoped I could un-subscribe to her feeds.”