Yeah, that's why I add the "non-scientific" qualifier to my interpretation.
However, my interpretation could be close to the truth because blog writers are the ones with nothing better to do, the average number of blogs they write is probably far greater than the average number of blogs a reader will bother to look at.
I will agree that a proper "Blog" is all hype. However, the IIS on my machine is running my own simple blog pages that are a great replacement for all those sticky notes that used to clutter up my monitor. My blog is all substance and no hype. Okay, well, I guess I hyped it a little just now... but that's it.
That's actually a good point. It's not so much that the concept of the blog has any hype, but that the content of the blog is of any value. I guess as Taka would point out to me yet again, it's not the concept that's the problem, it's how the concept is applied.
Megan Forbes wrote: Probably more fun for the person writing it than for the poor souls reading it
But does it have to be more fun for the people who read? Many people are just happy to express themselves, it doesn't matter if anyone reads it or not... the joy of expressing yourself, like singing in the shower ... why wrote diary into your private notebook, while you have a possibility to share your thoughts... I like blogs!
Of course, I don't even have a personal website anymore.
The closest thing I had when I did have a website (long ago, in college, in the early days of the web), was a back end perl script that would allow the user to input a line of text, and the site would pick at random one of those lines... like a quote of the day type thing. It was great, except people abused it, as you might guess. I suppose the same could happen with blogs.
"When a man sits with a pretty girl for an hour, it seems like a minute. But let him sit on a hot stove for a minute and it's longer than any hour. That's relativity." - Albert Einstein