My husband and I were having a discussion this evening about blogging. He has been blogging for a little while now but has been reading blogs regularly for about a year. He says that a blog is a record of things one finds on the web and comments on. When I look at technorati’s 100 top blogs (http://www.technorati.com/live/top100.html), I see that they are rated on the basis of numbers of links and numbers of sources. This would tend to support his view of blogs.
When I look at Wikipedia’s definition of a blog (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog), though, I see that it includes everything from online diaries to the kind of blogs technorati is talking about to corporate and political blogs.
So my question is this: What is a blog, really? Is it one certain kind of thing or is it open to each person’s interpretation? Are there rules that I don’t know yet or is it pretty free-form? These are only some of the questions I hope to answer as we move through this course.