So. The ideal blog has three short paragraphs. There is such a thing as an 'A-list' blog which seems to be a very, very popular blog that somehow stops being personal and becomes very, very public. Apparently nowadays the most important thing in your resum� is your blog. Soon you might not be anybody without a blog. The aboutmalta list of maltese blogs now runs into two pages even though the Next 50 tag is deceiving since there are no more than 20 on the second page. The raison d'�tre of blogs, bloggers and blogging is still under scrutiny but then so is our very own existence so nothing new there.
People have begun to be sacked for blogging about their work in a negative way. There is a technical word for that but it slips my mind. I have not managed to retain that piece of trivia yet. I still believe that blogging needs coverage by traditional media to 'take off' Sharon. It may exist on the ether but it is promotion (or should I say syndication) that will give it a face for the masses. The revolution of thought requires an audience. Incidentally it is not I alone who says this (I love the grammar in this one) but also the Economist, the Guardian, Blog Reviews world and net over.
Meanwhile (and this is my third paragraph so I have to wind up (or down)), I have been trying to understand the gadgetries and gimmicks that exist out there for us to peruse and use. Got stuck on a site called technorati and gazed in awe for over twenty minutes without really knowing what the hell was going on. Who is syndication and why do I need him? Is RSS really that simple? Does blogger RSS for me? Is that a form of syndication? Is that also associazione a delinquere? The blog, like the haiku, must be short and concise to be effective. Like me.