I love it when people tell me about a blogger who has very few readers, just started blogging, and is writing interesting stuff. Phil Sim’s blog just got emailed to me today and I liked it. Love his tag line too:
Please stop here for a Web 2.0 reality check.
Heheh. I don’t agree with him about structured blogging. The trick there is to make the tools do it. WordPress, for instance, lets me easily choose categories. Now, what if I could select “review” or put in a map position or URL to match it with.
But, his post on needing a longer tail in blogging is interesting. The tail is growing. It’s just really hard to find new bloggers right now. Why? Cause our search engines aren’t all that great at finding new things. Google/MSN/Yahoo are great at finding existing blogs that have gotten noticed. Stick “Web 2.0” into any of those and you’ll find interesting blogs. But, go to Technorati/Feedster/IceRocket and stick “Web 2.0” into those and you’ll get dreck. Ugh.
Memeorandum is cool, but only covers two communities today. What about if you’re looking for a scrapbooking blogger? A model blogger? A trucker who blogs? Sorry, no way.
Is search done? No way! Quick, find Phil in a search engine.