At first I thought Wired was attempting to give humor publication, The Onion, a run for its money with the post.
But once I was “squared” with what Wired was doing with its How-To Wiki, I recognized that “How to Start a Blog” was a legitimate post.
Since it is published on Wired News in the Wiki format — one in which posts are user-generated and/or edited and the people writing them are not likely Wired staffers — it is interesting for me to see a How-to Wiki user put this post up.
Perhaps it was an effort to fill a gap in Wiki’s list of How-tos or perhaps it was something else. Frankly, the post could’ve been the result of any number of dynamics.
But I still ask myself: even with the advent of Microblogging (or see The Onion’s, Macroblogging) is it possible that there may, theoretically, even be tech readers — let alone business readers — who are potentially just getting their feet wet with plain, old blogging?