It's interesting to observe the range of blogs here – or on any other blog site. Some are personal diaries, some ways for small groups of people to congregate, some are polemical, some are reflective. Some are entreaties, others seem so self-contained.

Some focus on narrow interests, others on wide ones. Some are welcoming – others are outright prickly. The whole range of human emotions are here – from love to anger, passion to boredom, contentment to resentment.

In other words, precisely the range you would expect should you encounter a large, randomly assembled, group of people.

I like this. Even the most nihilistic and obsessive blogs still radiate life, and some are entrancing and enlightening. It is an interesting world we create here.