Blogging and Self

I like blogs and blog-style sites because the basic unit in written media ought to be the author, not the article, post, or some other grouping. I much rather see a page of one author's articles than a typical newspaper-style page. That way I can get a feel for authors' approach, assign credibility to them, see their interests, buy their books, mimic their writing style, etc. It is the same distinction at work when I look for interesting professors over interesting subjects in choosing courses. Searching for role models, I guess.