Right now, AOL is boasting on it's people connection page that Magic Smoke, written by Joe, "The" Journals Editor (aren't there others)? is the official blog of AOL-Journals.
The Face is kind of cute, you can check it out here --> Magic Smoke but his intentions here are still not very clear. I would assume that in part he's trying to smooth our integration with AIM, and to encourage us to become more attractive to the rest of the web, but so far, the Blog Father he is not!
In his recent entry about boring blogs, Joe complains about the "big fish blogs that endlessly talk about the same things over and over, and the small fry blogs, regular folks who are (let's face it) regular".
Ummm ... correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't a blog a log of the daily thoughts events and opinions in the life of a regular person? For the most part, don't we like reading the regular news, about the regular lives of the regular people that reside here?
Joe, I guess you could try hiring a few interesting writers to write interesting things in some interesting blogs that might (or might not) attract some interesting readers from the web ... but for now, this is still our community and it's all about the magic of interaction and connection, not about your magic smoke ... official blog or not!
I am sorry that you find reading blog page after blog page to be so boring ... have you ever thought that maybe you're just in the wrong line of work and that maybe a different job would make you less cranky.
Taking into consideration that you consider your boring blog entry 60%-75% serious, I'll just say that the jury is still out (at least for me) on welcoming you and your official blog to J-Land.