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The Blubble

The Dullest Blog in the World lives up to its name. "I was standing at a central point in the room," our fearless author wrote in April. "The walls were all at approximately the same distance from me. I continued to stand there for a few moments."

The self-parody helps prove a point. There seems to be way too many blogs out there giving rise to a blog bubble, or blubble for the time compressed.

Put the word "blog" into search engine Google, and 67 million links are spat back. There's even one purportedly by Terry Schiavo, whose death became a political football. If you crunch the numbers that means there's one blog for every five American citizens, which anyway you put it seems like way too much.

If everybody's blogging, whose reading all these other blogs? Some people are, given the plethora of blogs that focus on other blogs. It's only a matter of time before someone starts writing a Consumer Reports-style blog about blogs that critique other blogs.

There's a blog bubble, and you read it here first (in a blog, of course!)