I haven’t commented much about my blogging, but instead just dove in.
This is on purpose. I’m interested in seeing the viral nature of blogging. I want to see how traffic builds and dialogue ensues through linking and connecting.
That’s what people people always talk about as a unique characteristic of blogging, so let’s see it if works.
There’s another viral aspect of blogging I’ve noticed, though. That’s how blogging seems to consume the blogger. I’ve seen many who admit they’re hooked. Several months ago when I met Jeff Jarvis he even admitted to blogging in church.
I think WordPress.com is a good choice for this experiment. Maybe the best reason is because it’s free. Still, I’ve worked with WordPress enough to know it’s a full-featured product that works well right out of the box.
I wish WordPress.com had more customization options, but I presumed those would eventually come. Robert Scoble has since confirmed that with his own custom version of WordPress.com.
In the meantime, the experiment continues. It will be interesting to see when the experiment ends and the obsession begins.