Argh. Blogging is developing into a subculture with its own argot. No, no, no, that is not what I want. This isn't high school. I don't need a clique to make me feel good. I want to take part in thoughtful conversations that leak into the public sphere.
On the other hand, Technorati.com claims to know of 994,254 weblogs (that should hit a million by next week), with 45,043,270 active links. At worst, that's a substantial sub-culture.
But, fun as terms like “Bleg,” “Blogroach,” “Fisk”, “Idiotarian,” or “Instapundit” may be, I don't think I am going to have much use for most blogging jargon. I hope to write as straightforward prose as I can, subject to the occasional need to express complex ideas and nuance, and of course to systemic sleep deprivation.