Wow, finally a well-placed piece of journalism that actually has something to say about the dynamics of blogging. That’s not to say everyone has been off-base, it’s just that they seem to overly concerned with defining a revolution, or placing it in a frame that pits blogging against politics- or news-as-usual. A New York Times article entitled Dating a Blogger, Reading All About It looks at blogging as a social phenomenon, and does a pretty neat job of it. It discusses one of the issues that appears regularly on many people’s blogs (including mine); that is, how do bloggers manage the difficult social lines of blogging about their own lives while respecting the privacy of those who are intimately linked to their lives. Deciding on a level of self-disclosure one is comfortable with is the easy part; deciding on how much of your friends’ and family’s (and friends’ families’) lives you report on is much more difficult.