Ariella started keeping a blog today. I guess after seeing me waste a bunch of time with this thing she decided to give it a try, too.
I’ve long been a skeptic of blogs, but I’m starting to be a believer. Last week, wrapped up in my own egocentrism, I searched Google for the text “Making the Case for PHP at Yahoo” to see if the buzz had spread beyond slashdot. I was astonished to find something like 47,000 entries — most of them on random people’s blogs.
This was enough to convince me (and eventually Ariella, too) that keeping a blog is not such a marginal thing after all.
Yeah, blogs have really come out of nowhere and become important vehicles for spreading news, knowledge, and opinions in a sort of peer-to-peer way.
I’ve tried to get the folks in Y! News to do something about this, but we haven’t figured out what to do quite yet.