It would be alot easier to surf blogs, if everyone had a consistent category structure. That way, I can read all the posts about a particular topic I’m interested in. Many people post about a wide variety of things, some that i’m interested in, alot that i’m not.
Yeah, this shifts the focus from personalization to information. But I’m sure I would still read some people’s blogs, cuz I like who they are. But I would also like to just read posts abouts say… the chicago art scene and not have to sift through all the nonsense.
I suggest that we use the dmoz or yahoo directory for a starter on how to structure the category system.