I've been thinking about the blogging demographic.
I first learned about it from a 20Sixer in my personal acquaintance. Being of an independent bent, rather than pitching my tent on 20Six, I did a bit of research and found that Blogger would suit me best. Technically, I've been blogging for years. I've kept a diary for nearly 20 years, but a few years ago, long before I knew what blogging was I began to write my real thoughts down and call it spouting.
In my blog trawlings and gap-bridging, I've noticed that each blogsite attracts different sorts of people.
Intellectual, semi-poetic, somewhat academic, cultured and eclectic deep thinkers thirsting for a broad knowledge of the world. A sense of fun and gentle camaraderie pervades the welcoming atmosphere. Small but loyal followings complete the sense of community.
Serial bloggers who post lots of spur-of-the-moment digital pictures to illustrate random points, create witty webcomics, and crack you up with one-liner posts with the odd smattering of surrealism. The huge fan bases tend to meet up in pubs from time to time.
The truly moody, poetic, philosophical types hide out here. They write profusely when inspired or conflicted, support each other during tough existential lows, and often read like a caffeinated creative writing conference. And they ALL talk about the moon.
Xanga & Livejournal:
Not sure, as I only know two people there, and they're siblings. Both faaabulously bonkers.
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