(1) Blogs are online diaries, digital journals.
(2) Blogs are personal communications.
(3) Blogs are less reliable than professional journalism.
(4) Blogs are unedited, unfiltered, self-correcting chatter.
(5) Blogs improve thinking, communicating, and social media networking skills.
(6) MySpace is a blog platform.
(7) RSS/Atom feed syndication is non-mandatory.
(8) Anyone can blog.
(9) Blogs are the ultimate micro-web.
(10) Posts can be infrequent.
(11) Comments are optional.
(12) Blog design can remain static.
(13) Reciprocal commenting is not necessary.
(14) Blogs can make anybody rich if done right.
(15) Monetized blogs are capitalist sell-outs.
(16) Blogs began in 1998. [truth: 1992, Tim Berners-Lee "What's New" page]
(17) Multi-media, super-customized, hyper-interactive blog/vlog/audiolog hybrids for Web 2.0 won't bury the Luddite generic template plain text blogs.
(18) You can write however you want, by your own rules, in a blog...and be effective and scannable for hurried, distracted, impatient web browsing visitors.
[Special thanks to Paul Woodhouse for several key concepts.]