Further to comments on my British Blogging post:
an awful lot of stuff must get missed, certainly by me and probably by 99.9999% of users out there. So I started to think about how I end up reading any blogs at all.
I've got no idea how I got to Herge's blog Angry Chimp, maybe I did yesterday when I bookmarked it. But now, none at all.
There's no "audit trail", except for maybe searching through blogrolls. And I think that's where the community aspects of stuff like Yahoo 360 or Live Journal. And I've got no idea where Technorati et al come into it. Although I think I might start experimenting with the whole "tags" thing. Is it bad form to tag your own posts as Blogging? Or is that the point? [Edit: I didn't get the tagging bit quite right]
I'm gonna think some more... but anybody got any ideas?