I can't remember how this came up exactly but we were discussing, at Northern Voice, the process of choosing items to post about on a blog. At least a couple of time during the day, I had heard Robert Scoble say he reads 1200 blogs (or maybe post) and culls all that stuff to 80 or so items that are interesting to him.
A bit frustrated by the term "interesting", I think I may have made the comment that Scoble should tell us how he chooses. He replied brusquely - he does not know how he chooses.
But I still think it would be very helpful if blogs published little "mission statements". With tens of thousands of quality blogs, perhaps many more, I personally need help trying to figure which ones I should regularly visit. I don't want to have to spend time reading stuff that I have little interest.
Obviously, preferences sometime change - these mission statements could be updated from time to time.
*Note to self: where the heck is your mission statement?