I totally agree with Om.
What people don’t realize about blogs is that they are never a complete story. They are incomplete and by nature more mysterious, more episodic, and thus more interesting. Blogs are meant not to leave you with everything. The whole idea is to think to deliberate, and to come back again and again, to finish what was started a long time ago. But there is no end, just a pause, for a voice to start, talking again. I think somewhere along the line I forgot what it is to blog.
Traditional media has incorporated the perceived casualness of blogs into their traditions, but they never got the continuation, the idea of voice, a singular vision and the daily journey. It is what made blogs different. And as we start to think of a blog revival, I am reminded of the design philosophy of Victorian builder and gardener Henry Peto. He would create gardens that gave you this sense of near and a wonder of beyond but never giving away the whole picture. And that’s precisely what blogs do.