This group is reasonably easy to discern.
Diary-like entries detailing the minutiae of everyday existence.
Web dairies have been around for quite a while now and pre-date blogs (some would see them as the natural precursor to blogs).
These provide an outlet for the frustrations, joys, pain or the (creative) writing talents/needs of the producer without aiming to impact on the lives of others.
These blogs may well turn out to be important incubators for a new generation of writers and poets, just as the café/beatnik scene or fanzines were to previous generations.
[thanks newslink for the tip]
A furious row has broken out over claims in a new book by BBC broadcaster James Naughtie that US Secretary of State Colin Powell described neo-conservatives in the Bush administration as 'fucking crazies' during the build-up to war in Iraq. Powell's extraordinary outburst is alleged to have taken place during a telephone conversation with Foreign Secretary Jack Straw. The two became close friends during the intense negotiations in the summer of 2002 to build an international coalition for intervention via the United Nations. The 'crazies' are said to be Vice-President Dick Cheney, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy, Paul Wolfowitz. Last week, the offices of Powell and Straw contacted Public Affairs, the US publishers of Naughtie's book, to say they would vigorously deny the claims if publication went ahead. But as no legal action was threatened, the US launch of the book, The Accidental American: Tony Blair and the Presidency, will proceed as planned this week.