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Friday, April 04, 2003

Blogging Food Groups

Like most things in life, it is important to balance your blogging diet. If you notice that you are smiling less when you blog, you are probably missing one of the important blogging food groups:

Here are the four blogging food groups:

1) Warblogging- characterized by taking a political position and holding some level of contempt for those with opposing opinions.
2) Techblogging- blogging by its very nature sucks you in to the technical vortex. Whether you are pondering why Blogger is down so often or how to use trackback in MT - you are a techblogger now.
3) Cheeseblogging- to be more personable you should reveal something about your personal life or that cheese sandwich you had for lunch.
4) Miscblogging- all other blogging falls into this category. It is comparable to the essential minerals component of your diet.

I will be trying to partake of a more rounded blog diet. I'll let you know if I feel better.

Update: Jason Kenney blogs

Personally, I think Metablogging deserves its own food group as well. It was among the first uses of blogging and still predominates the medium. Yes, Warblogs have gotten huge and Techblogging is where you find many of the A-List bloggers, but Metablogging (pretty much the blogging of links like i do most of the time) still drives blogs more than anything else. Hell, everything else seems to be a subsection of that. Take Instapundit for instance. Yes, a Warblog, but a Metablog at its root.

Hmmm... Maybe Metablogging isn't it's own food group but makes up a whole chunk of the period?