Last week I was in the pub talking to a friend and we were talking about blogging. This person doesn’t know much about it, but he knows that I’m heavily interested in it. (NB. This person is a Labour Party supporter, which explains a lot.)
He asked me a really strange question. “So, who is it that’s in charge of blogging then?”
“What do you mean, ‘in charge’?”
“Well, there must be someone who’s behind it all.”
“What do you mean? No! It’s something that you do yourself! Anyone can set up a blog.”
I actually had to explain to him that there is no overlord that looks after the blogosphere. There is no official process. You don’t have to ask anyone’s permission to set up a blog.
Although, of course, as Vee points out, that hasn't stopped the EU from proposing that they have a good try at controlling the blogosphere. Indeed, various government spokesmen have attempted to suggest various "codes of conduct" with varying degrees of voluntary participation.
Well, I for one welcome our new blogging overlords. I'd like to remind them as a trusted blogging personality, I can be helpful in rounding up others to toil in their underground political gulags...