Blogging – and Mikronetters

During Dann’s excellent workshop on “Be seen on the net” he asked how many of us had read his Mikronet blog entries – and was diasappointed that only 2-3 of those present had. (I think this is because those who have read the blogs have probably learned sufficient to concentrate on some other workshop). Discussing this with Mette Juul during a meal, she said that it was probably because ‘Blogging’ is still a comparatively new concept and that it could be that many of us does not really know what a blog is – so here is the WikiPedia definition: “A blog is a website where entries are made in journal style and displayed in a reverse chronological order. Blogs often provide commentary or news on a particular subject, such as food, politics, or local news; some function as more personal online diaries. A typical blog combines text, images, and links to other blogs, web pages, and other media related to its topic. Most blogs are primarily textual although some focus on photographs (photoblog), videos (vlog), or audio (podcasting), and are part of a wider network of social media.The term “blog” is a portmanteau of “Web log.” “Blog” can also be used as a verb, meaning to maintain or add content to a blog.”

Blogging, whether writing or reading can become addictive, blogs are springing up everywhere, covering a vast number of topics. And Mikronetters are no exception. The statistics for the last 24 hours : 258 hits and 99 unique hits! (as at 13.00 Monday 20th).

So, we do have readers even if they do not actively show themselves by commenting on the topics. Mikronet is in the vanguard with this blog and as far as we know, unique in that it is an open blog – anyone can comment, member of the network or not.