I guess a lot of people ask, what is the nature of a blog? To me, well, it is a piece of electronic text buried away amongst (possible) hundreds of thousands of the same. Its audience, probably specific-interest types or users of the same blogging site. Or people following links to the blog placed elsewhere.
The purpose of the blog is just to allow the blogger to have their two cents (the phrase “talk is cheap” comes to mind). High school kids who are part of a social group might use it as an alternative to the mobile phone (speaking of which, I’ve recently learned of their horrendous prices but that’s another story…).
I attempted to use this as an electronic personal journal but found the traditional longhand-on-paper form to have more advantages (a laptop might be able to bridge the gap suficciently).
A blog is a more a present-day, transient thing. Obsolete the next month. I may not want to write a “blog” but I when I have a lot of time on my hands and rather than twiddling my thumbs or going over same nerdy articles looking for any changes or reminiscing about past edits, I will add to this thing.