Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder

06 Apr 2003, 11:17 a.m.

Excerpt From My Lonely Planet Guide To Weblogs

Hi, reader. I wrote this in 2003 and it's now more than five years old. So it may be very out of date; the world, and I, have changed a lot since I wrote it! I'm keeping this up for historical archive purposes, but the me of today may 100% disagree with what I said then. I rarely edit posts after publishing them, but if I do, I usually leave a note in italics to mark the edit and the reason. If this post is particularly offensive or breaches someone's privacy, please contact me.

The difference between your high-powered, well-known weblogs (e.g. Instapundit and Body and Soul) and the journals of many of my friends is like the difference between a grand city restaurant and someone's kitchen at home. I go to a Big Blog for consistency and to my friends for personality.

Examples of those latter gems: Rachel, otherwise known as the sister of Leonard who's not getting married this summer, sums up her week; Sarah regularly tosses off links in the way I think Dorothy Parker would, and enchants me endlessly.