My views on blogs and blogging have shaped by practicing the craft for nearly a dozen years. My view, after accumulated experience is that while in the beginning, blogs were at one point a starting point of our social existence, they have morphed into a digital homestead — the final stop in our digital meanderings. Of course, this is not the desired outcome or action for most, but to some of us the concept of digital homestead makes perfect sense. Frank Chimero, a digital designer too believes in homesteading concept.
Jason Kottke, who has been blogging for perhaps longer than I have, feels that the idea of the stream is on the wane and the blog as we know it is dead. While we do agree on the notion that blogging DNS is everywhere, I respectfully disagree with his conclusion, for like others who fail to understand blogging, the argument is the form defines the function. Blogging was and still is, an act of sharing; it is about having a point of view and most importantly, having a connection.