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The Art of Blogging – Part 1

I’ve posted a new article: Blogging – Part I: Overview, Definitions, Uses, and Implications (I’ll post Part II later this week). The article is an attempt to provide an overview of what blogging is…and how it responds to the characteristics of the Internet…and altering how information is/will be handled.


  1. Jay Cross wrote:

    George, your piece on blogging made me angry at first but now I’m growing to love it. You see, I sat down twenty minutes ago to write a progress report on blogging for Learning Circuits. A link from Dave Winer’s blog to Phil Windley’s blog led me back to elearnspace, where I found that you’d already written a lot of what I intended to say. But then it occurred to me that the true spirit of blogging is sharing ideas. Passing along a meme can be as powerful as originating one. After all, most bloggers gladly point to other sources they like. So now I’m happy, for instead of writing something original, I’ll just quote you extensively. Thanks.

    Monday, December 9, 2002 at 1:24 am | Permalink
  2. gsiemens wrote:

    Hi Jay…sorry to cause you stress!! By all means, quote extensively…you have no idea how much I’ve used your blog as a resource. Not sure if you check back to this forum…so, just in case you don’t, I’ll email you as well.

    Monday, December 9, 2002 at 10:08 am | Permalink
  3. Bernie Kane wrote:

    How are blogs an improvement over old-fashioned mailing lists? Seems to me they don’t even have the advantage of advancing similar/related ideas, enthusiasms, specialties. Mebbe I ought to go back to American Dialect Society rather than try my luck with a Web-ful of non-specialists.

    Monday, April 28, 2003 at 8:41 pm | Permalink
  4. is a new community building blog website. check it out please.

    Tuesday, June 3, 2003 at 3:07 pm | Permalink
  5. scott wrote:

    ideas in blogs can’t be “accessed by any one”, because billions of humans have no access to computers (i guess the same could be said of print media, but there are far more non-computer users than illiterates.). everyone YOU know has access to the ideas in blogs. it’s like that joke after Nixon’s 1972 landslide: “How could Nixon have won? Everyone I know voted for McGovern.” so just be careful about generalizations. otherwise, nice piece…

    Thursday, June 19, 2003 at 12:39 pm | Permalink
  6. Isa Mansor wrote:

    I am not internet savvy although I have been in IT for over 20 years. The rate of growth is phenomenol that it is time consuming just to keep track. I never knew there is such word as blog or blogging. Your definition is an eye opener if only I can fully understood the scenario. However I like the idea of sharing information and food for thoughts concept. I have just read the Part 1, but I will read the others as soon as I can find the time. Generally nice article and well presented. May be I might want to start a personal experiences compilation from people starting business and their success and horror stories.

    Monday, July 14, 2003 at 3:23 am | Permalink