What makes for a good weblog? Is it sharp, witty political commentary or insightful life stories?
Allison Kaplan Sommer, like me, has her foot in both camps, but she maintains that the best blogs are the personal ones.
Which is why I continue to contend that the very best blogs aren't the ones spouting political opinions regarding the news of the day 24/7; they are the ones that help us really get a feel for what it is like to be someone else, living a different life and opening ourselves to their experience.
She points to Chez Miscarriage as an example of a great personal blog.
Perhaps we shouldn't ask why women don't have political blogs, but why don't the men have personal blogs?
Since I'm still blogging from my bedside table (no internet access in the office yet), I'll pass this question on to the readers. What makes a good blog? Why do you read blogs?