Too Much Bitching about Blogging

My dad just started a blog. OK, I started the blog for him as a birthday present, and he's on the verge of really taking to it. The idea behind it was to get him up to speed on the future of digital journalism publica, so he feels more prepared when he hits his masters program in International Journalism in the fall at Cardiff University in Wales.

It feels like I've been talking more and more about blogs and blogging of late, amplified in no small part by my first experience actually teaching public relations at the University (more on that whole experience later). What I've taken from all this discussion is that, primarily, people are taking to this stuff. They're reading them. They're writing them. They're appreciating them. They're learning about their friends and family, and the love being in on the scoop when part of there circle has something profound to say about the world.