Wednesday, 15 April 2009

Blowin in The Wind?

How many blogs must a blogger walk down
Before you call him a blogger?

I have been searching for information about blogs, their existence, and how many we are today. Almost a mission impossible! I found that there are about 184 million started blogs, at another place I found 77 million, but nowhere I can find what they define as a blog. Maybe, that is the problem, that You can't count what is not categorized properly.

Is twitter, glitter and critter defined as blogging?
Is my blog, a blog per se, because I publish on blogspot?
Is it important at all what I am doing, as long as I do what i like to do? ;-)

The industry find the Blogosphere most interesting, they have conferences and expos for example Blog World Expo. I went also to Google Schoolar (only peer reviewed articles) to find out what the researchers think about the blogging phenomena.

Then I became very sleepy.

Good N8 ;-)


ANNA said...


Jorå, det är säkert en och annan som hamnar fel när de söker den ena av oss.

Lite kul/knasigt är det att våra bloggar heter så lika (Wonderings är ett ord och en innebörd som jag haft med mej i måååånga år och använt til en hel del olika innan jag valde det som bloggnamn)när vi delar både namn och hemstad.


imac said...

Good night - my friend.

A blog is a blog is a blog, so

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

Good night! Just a few minutes ago I found your calling card in an old purse(I thought I threw it away years ago). It says:
"Anna Lys
There are also some telephone numbers, that I won't publish. And there is a nice drawing, made by a child - maybe your grandchild?
Not everyone writing is an author, not every painter is an artist, not everyone speaking in the phöne is an operator, so I guess not everyone blogging is a blogger. But you are. I see that from what you accomplish. And from your calling card.

foam said...

a blog is what you make of it ..
i've always enjoyed what you've made of yours.

ANNA-LYS said...

Good Morrrrrrn', hope You enjoyed the music and the lyrics ;-)

To me a blog is much more than I myself makes of it. To me a blogpost must leave space for the readers to participate. I think that is the pedagogical "trick". Everything else is just fact articles. I know that this definition is absolutely not common (sense).

You and Your comments are the most important ingredients in my blog content

ANNA-LYS said...

Wonderings ANNAVisst är det lustigt och olustigt att vi har samma namn och utgångsplats! men, låt oss göra det bästa av eländet och rida vidare i soluppgången och dela nyttan med det :-D

Pete said...

you make blogging to complicated for me

ANNA-LYS said...

ha ha ha :-))

ANNA-LYS said...

I don't think blogging is just a blowing in the wind. I think we have an impact, at least on peoples reflection, and passion, but most of all connectivity. ;-)

SILVER said...

my sweet girl, it is true.. it is whatever you like it to be. yeah..we may risk being misunderstood at times..but for those who get us, i guess, there's an immediate bond and connection that i find very exciting.

Hanneles paradis said...


Helene (the Artist Formerly Known as Kate) said...

I would like to go to the blogger world expo! lol

I bet they consider any social network page a 'blog'. I wonder how we will get rid of all the cyber junk... dead sites etc. I think that will be a problem in the future. As if garbage on earth and in space isnt enough, now we have to worry about cyber garbage too! lol

Zee said...

I can't figure out "Twitter" - I got an account there and decided it is pretty much useless, a cross-breed between instant messaging and Facebook (an other questionable platform). Both Twitter and Facebook promote simplification in communication (dummification in language skills... and so on).
I am going to sign off from Twitter and just focus on My own Blog, and that is enough for me to handle in these challenging times.
Klemm, Zee.

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

This link is a dead end. Sorry!

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

...and "How many roads must a man walk down
Before you call him a"... walker? It is not about how to stroll around. There are some rules and regulations we must follow. Some just write about anything that comes to their mind. They are like dalites. The real blogger is a person of high moral and discipline.

Dick said...

What is a blog? I have no answer for that, hope I'm gonna be sleepy soon.

Tyko Brae (exgen. NB) said...

En het antwoord, mijn vriend, blaast in de wind. :-)

Alien David Sousa said...

Shhhhhhh, dont wake her up! She worked hard today.

puerileuwaite said...

"How many blogs must a blogger walk down

Before you call him a blogger?"


My guess is ten.

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