Although the term "blogosphere" is used as if it means the entire blogging universe, I think that this is true only in the most exceptional of circumstances. Usually "blogosphere" is a contextual word, as in the political blogosphere, the libr* blogosphere, the legal blogosphere, a.k.a. blawgosphere. Usually when the media talks about a particular meme or scandal sweeping the blogosphere, they are referring to the political blogosphere.
I have travelled through different blogospheres during the four years of my blogging life. I started out in libraries and law. I have also spent some time in the US (left) political blogosphere (via Salon.com), and the Sydney local blogosphere. I have found that although a subject may diminish in importance, it is never truly left behind.
The amazing thing about blogging is that finding a new blogosphere is like travelling to a new country. This week I have started investigating the business school blogosphere - the blogs of business school faculty and MBA students. Maybe I haven't yet found the movers & shakers in this area, but it seems to me that the business school blogosphere is not as developed as say the blawgosphere is.
Proportionally, there don’t seem to be as many academic blogs as in the blawgosphere. Many of the student blogs that exist seem more personal with the MBA experience in the background rather than being about business school. Which is fine - I'm just noting the difference.
And being so new in this subject area, maybe I haven't yet found the best ones. If any of my readers follow any business school blogs worth recommending, please let me know ...
Expect to read my travel notes soon.