I’m skeptical of this open blogchain with which CJ Eller is playing. I feel like blogchains work better if structured and organized between or among their participants, otherwise it’s not longer a back-and-forth but a kind of free-for-all. Perhaps I’m just mentally stuck on “blogchain” meaning the former, and wish there were a different term for the latter? The blogchain concept really does just strike me as a cross-blog Brain Tennis, with discussion being batted “over the net” (see what I did there). Tom Critchlow, in a multi-blogchain post (his own, and Eller’s), raises the potential alternative of aggregators, and I think there’s no question that whatever else blogging takes on these days the indieweb blogosophere definitely needs to figure out its own Bloglines and Technorati.
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