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I like to read other people’s blogs. I have my law school friends, most of them write on Livejournal and I read their blogs on my friend’s page. But I also like to read the blogs of people that I don’t know and who I will probably never meet.

When I first run across a blog I like, I try to find things out about the person. I like to know which part of the country in which they reside, I am interested in where they grew up, where they went to school, what their profession consists of, and why they started their blog.

Because in a time when blogs are obscure but at the same time all the rage, starting a blog is difficult. You almost need an excuse. Like – "Well, my friend gave me a subscription to typepad for Christmas." Otherwise you might seem like you are following a trend, and nothing kills a trend faster than lots of followers.

I have a list of blogs that I enjoy reading. You can look on the sidebar if you are interested. Blogs are meant to be read on a regular basis. If you do not read a blog on a regular basis, it is important to back up and start a couple of posts back in order to know what is going on. When you first come across a particular blog you like, you must first either read the blog in a way in which it was not meant to be read – backwards – or you must back up and catch up so you can read the blog as it was intended.

If you write a blog, it is important to be aware of this. On one hand, being redundant is not clever – but on the other hand you hate to have your new readers confused to a point that they never return to your site. There is no real point to this post other than the interesting way in which blogs must be read and how reverse chronological order can affect things.

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