Joel Achenbach hosts legions of squatters

After Joel Achenbach set up his blog, a vast community of commenters moved in and made it their own.
Stephen Baker

Funny story about blogging by Joel Achenbach in yesterday's Washington Post. (from Romenesko, Jarvis) I paid a visit to Achenbach's blog and was blown away by the avalanche of comments following each post. More than 300 comments alone on a post about real estate in California. As Achenbach points out, many of the comments pay only fleeting attention to his posts. The long and short: His blog is taking on a life of its own.

Achenbach is a gifted writer with a keen eye for the quirks of American society. At some point he might consider turning his attention to the community that's taking shape on his own blog.

Before it's here, it's on the Bloomberg Terminal.