Bunch of people have posted about Blogexplosion. It’s a way to randomly encounter new weblogs, and also to drive (random) traffic to your own site. I recently came into discussion with someone about the idea of “public weblogging,” that is weblogs that are kept for a fairly public audience.
My weblog is a public weblog. I entered into it in part because I thought that as a public employee and an educator I had a responsibility to speak publicly on matters in which I had some knowledge. Luckily, I didn’t stop there! But many weblogs are not really designed to attract a large or a public audience. Many people are happy to have a weblog for their friends and family, or a fairly close-knit group. These two types of blogging are interesting for different reasons.
Visiting random blogs through, for example, the random link at blo.gs feels very different from Blogexplosion in large part because those who have joined the latter are seeking out public audiences.