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This time, it’s the personal blogs 

When you look at the top blogs in coComment, they aren’t the usual famous names. Scobleizer is number three. Instead, the two top slots are occupied by personal, arguably lesser known ; the conversations among members, which I would imagine are a useful sample of the at large, are taking place on them.
   I can draw several conclusions:
• blogs are not a new form of or , because people are using them more for than as a replacement for traditional from specialists in that particular place;
• the opposite of the above: people are using them as a replacement for news but no longer distinguish daily from ;
• successful blogs are where take place, and they are increasingly taking place on personal sites discussing everyday things;
• it’s simply easier to post brief, pithy comments to casual than responding to the well thought-out arguments of experts, so of course personal blogs are more frequented now than those tied with a or industry. (Scobleizer enjoyed a higher ranking in earlier days of coComment.)
   I am an . I believe these are bringing people from across the closer together, reducing . We learn our is not universal after all. Through it, we’re finding out more about ourselves. We simply visit different destinations on the , and since the computer is part of our working lives, the blogs are welcome reliefs on the (ah, that 1990s term). They represent the promise of the original web: international destinations, where geography is unimportant.
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Excellent post. I completely agree. Honestly, I think the top dog blogs will always maintain their huge followings but as the blogosphere evolves, it will be the personal blogs people gravitate toward. People were wired for community and relationship offline and the online phenom can't escape it.

Again, good post.  
Thank you, Randy! I, too, believe people won’t change and will seek relationships and connection online, as they have done offline. Since coComment probably is a tool for a lot of early adopters (I am the exception!), it may be pointing to the way the blogosphere may be used, with the emphasis on the personal.
   The professional news sites may get blog features, but I don’t think they will become blogs altogether. Blogs, to me, seem to be delivered more in the first person by a very limited number of people; news sites, even when they are blogs, are third-person with a nearly limitless and constantly evolving team.  
Jack, I've got the new cocomment extension for Firefox and it's awesome. Using that and del.icio.us, I can stay on top of all the conversations I'm having online. I hope it passes the early adopter phase and goes mainstream!  
I am so glad about the Firefox extension, Easton—it will really grow coComment’s appeal big time and generate greater discussions. CoCo will go huge, I am sure!  
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