Wednesday, July 17, 2002

The Weblog Handbook

My review of The Weblog Handbook, by Rebecca Blood, appears in HypertextNOW.

Tragedy tells us that our weblogs are the playthings of the Gods, subject to the whims of fate and fortune. Comedy promises that our weblogs can succeed through hard work, struggle, and good fortune. Melodrama warns us that there are bad people and evil forces in the world, and that only through courage and determination can our weblogs overcome their malignity. And Romance assures us that, though weblogs fail everywhere, our weblog will prosper because we, ourselves, are wonderful.

Rebecca Blood's The Weblog Handbook is an inexorably romantic guide to building and cultivating a weblog.