In doing some more research since my previous post, I found that people also can create private blogs as well. An article by Elegant Themes explains a few of these reasons. If people blog privately as a method to be more open to themselves then I find that the audiences they are trying to connect to are themselves. Other than trying to create a controlled environment for testing, it makes no sense to have a spambot blog privately with only itself, but is this bot a blogger at that point? A program can’t form a bond, and there are no readers that may connect with each other since the blog is private. If connecting is not part of what bloggers do then what is? Do bots follow that criteria, and do they still follow it when blogging privately?