The second panel today on Blogtalk explores blogging in coutries that the panel host mr. Prillinger deems ‘exotic’ such as Poland, spanish speaking countries and Iran.

Hossein Derakhshan from Iran, currently living in Canada, speaks about Iranian weblogs. Aroud 12.000 Iranian blogs are out there.

Are the styles any different than we’ve come to expect in the Anglo-Saxon blogosphere?
Common styles in Persian weblogs:
Literate/poetic (few links, many pictures, many comments), Technological with many links and few comments,
and News.

Interesting enough Iranian bloggers don’t blogroll nor link to each other much. Maybe this is the background for the large amount of comments in the non-technological blogs.

There has been some discussion lately (haven’t got the link handy) on why in e.g. k-logs the commenting is scarce. I feel that conversation is primarily done across blogs, and not in the comment section.
Could we turn it around: the presence of many comments points towards the absence of conversation, and the emergence of deeper more trusting relationships amongst bloggers? ( I am of course counting the readers amongst the bloggers as well, most of my readers are bloggers. )

This would coincide with the fact that broadcasting blogs with large audiences tend to have more comments.