Personally, I think it is time for blogging 3.0. We need something different. We need a platform that is better organized, more collaborative, and one that causes readers to engage.
A place that we can call our own, yet one that ties in with all of our outposts across the web. One that is updated often, and provides a single point of contact for content.
While Facebook and to a lesser degree, G+, offer some of this functionality, it is pure folly for a company to build on rented land. I've seen some WP blogs with a huge assortment of plugins come close, but we need a rebirth. A platform, newly structured from the ground up, with full functionality built in. One that will power the next generation of bloggers.
Any dreamers out there?