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June 16, 2010

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I think my blog, Patrick Murtha's Diary, probably qualifies in this group. The scope of what I cover is pretty wide. I avoid straight reviewing, but definitely incorporate the autobiographical/personal journal element.

http://patrickmurthasdiary.blogspot.com/

Colin -- Interesting piece on a trend I find myself identifying with. Traditionally, blogs have broken down in accordance with subject matter : films, books, games, personal stuff, cats and so on.

On the plus side of this trend, it is easy to build communities around books and films.

On the negative side, it is also easy for these communities to be co-opted by publishers and PR companies who then flood the blogs with review copies and so eliminate the eccentricities of blogger selectivity in order to replace it with a much blander cult of the new-shiny.

Some people, seem to allow their coverage to be dictated not by subject matter but by the developments in their own thinking. They blog about art, they blog about films, they blog about their lives but it is their thinking and their voice that governs the blog's subject matter rather than the other way round.

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