Blogging about blogging

How come so many blogs seem to be talking about blogging? Generally, I find such self-referentialism interesting, like the ‘strange loop’s you’ll find in “Goedel, Escher, Bach”. But there is so much blogging about blogging that it reminds me more of masturbation. If you can’t write about something interesting, write about writing.

Some of this is writing about new phenomenon seen in the blogosphere and that interests me too.

There are certainly some collections of blogs that seem to be about themselves than about any content, or grounding with the outside world. For instance, I read a huge number of articles about the Mac software give-away sites and then deduced from this, the state of Mac software development. In fact, a lot more seems to be written about Mac software development than people actually developing Mac software.

Maybe this comes down to the principle as that about dealmaking: it’s much easier and a lot more fun to buy and sell businesses than it is to run them.

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2 Responses to “Blogging about blogging”

  1. Assaad Mouawad Says:

    I am writing a post about Self-referentialism, I was surprised that there is just few posts with this tag on wordpress (55 exactly).

  2. Robin Allenson Says:

    Hi Assaad. Thanks for your comment. I agree. Since I wrote this post (which is a few years ago now), I think about blogging & the blogosphere in a completely different way. I think that reflecting on the activity of blogging and how that activity is changing is very much part & parcel of blog in-of-itself. Perhaps this is because blogging’s nature is rather reflective. Anyhow, good luck with your article. I read a few pieces on your blog and enjoyed them.

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