Much as I am interested

Much as I am interested in Rebecca’s new books on weblogging, I have some anxieties about them, which I’ve spelled out in slightly excessive language in a comment over at

Basically I think I’m missing the point a bit, because to me the essence of weblogging has been that it’s astonishingly easy and quick to set up. So a handbook seems slightly redundant to me. And a history of weblogging seems interesting, but should not necessarily be written by someone doing weblogging – surely ‘history’ will get confused with a specific culture? Of course I haven’t seen the books yet. So who am I to comment? If you’d told me two years ago that anyone would be interested in a book on weblogging and webloggers I’d have thought you were insane. I still kind of think it’s a strange idea.