Since Lilia is having difficulty posting to her blog while traveling, I am going to take the liberty of blogging a thought she had as we walked around the Art Institute of Chicago's Impressionist collection.
A single blog post is a spot of color in a Seurat painting or a dash of color from Monet. A single weblog taken as a whole over time might paint a small picture or it might reveal some color gradations - more likely it will reveal many patches of a larger canvas. But when you stand back from that single post or that single website, the picture begins to reveal itself in the writings of all the other bloggers (and websites and forums) with whom the individual interacts. I believe this is what Anjo Anjewierden is doing with his visualizations of blogs as Visual Settlements.