Is Blogging Just for Geeks?

Geek:
A person who is interested in technology, especially computing and new media. (Most
geeks I know don’t even own a pocket protector.)

So, as I’m cruising through my Google reader this weekend
I’m
thinking, “Wow, the net is all about Leopard (the Mac OS) this weekend.” It
started me thinking about all of the “feeds” I have in my “reader”…

Techmeme, Engadget,Connecting the Dots, Lifehacker,
Tech-Surf-Blog… surely there’s more to my blogosphere than techy/geeky stuff…right?
Hear 2.0, Infinite Dial, Jacoblog…okay, radio stuff (Not much different though).
Wait a minute…Boing Boing, Mental Floss, Mostly Trivial, RemainComm (Say, that
one’s quite exceptional.) Whew! I do have some “non-geeky” nourishment feeding
me.

So out of curiosity I head over to Technorati and see what
the “most popular blogs are. Three of the top five and 6 of the top 10 are…well…geeky. That’s okay; don’t let that stop you from digging farther into the online
world. The truth is most of these geeks, me included, want more non-geeks
onboard.

Hop online, search for your topic and you’ll find it. Of
course, don’t be surprised if you come across more information than you could
possibly want on “killer apps,” “widgets” and a pile of blogs on…well…blogging.
Hey, it comes with the territory. The people that build the web use it the most.
It’s only logical that they are talking about it a lot.

If you’re into the tech stuff, cool. If you want more brain
food take in Boing, Boing, Mostly Trivial, of that up and coming RemainComm
(very cool). Art, Politics, Writing, Gardening, Do-it-yourself, Animal Husbandry…everybody has a voice! Please,
go ahead, listen…and if you want…join in. (Maybe you’ll wanna keep the animal husbandry thing to yourself.)

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