Matt finally blogged FranÁois Lachance’s peripheral approach to blogging – FranÁois, as you’ll have noticed, has no blog of his own, but posts his thoughts in other bloggers’ comments, forging otherwise undiscussed connections between the bloggers in the cluster he visits, or probably in part creates. I’ve been thinking about this for a while, without writing about it, and I’m glad to see Matt’s thoughts:
The other day a commenter to Jane’s blog wrote a completely tangential comment, a wonderful short short story about her and a neighbour. Several comments later, after other commenters had ignored it, Denise writes: “johanna rocks. she needs her own writing space.” After that, Jane and Johanna herself briefly discuss the story. Perhaps peripheral blogging is the beginning of a trend? These are the productive examples. Comment spam is the bad side of blog-hijacking.
Francois certainly has a voice that is heard through his myriad comments across blogs.