Any new undertaking takes time to completely understand. I tend to methodically overstudy a specific issue before taking any action. Like a good graduate student, I found myself doing an abundance of blog RESEARCH before creating the Doghouse.
Who Let the Blogs Out?: A Hyperconnected Peek at the World of Weblogs by Biz Stone was one of the resources that helped me overcome my initial fear of blogging. I am indebted to Biz's straightforward explanatory style, his extensive experience in the blogosphere, and most importantly, his philosophical ideas on blogging and community. Thanks for the introduction, Biz.