I would be willing to bet serious money that more stay-at-home mom's now have forgone soap operas for their list of favorite blogs. I for one have never cared for soap operas. I don't think most (straight) guys do. And, therefore, I feel safe making the generalization that this blog applies more to women than it does to men.
I don't assume that only women are interested in blogging and reading blogs. In fact, there are a million blogs out there dedicated to gadgetry, nerd-dom, and the like; all of which tend to attract the male crowd in mass quantities.
I'm just saying I think blogging and soap operas have some key similarities. I'd even say that blogging is better than a soap opera.
Consider the following:
1) Blogging is real. People write about their ACTUAL lives, which, as it turns out, happen to be just as interesting as all the smarmy bull crap written for t.v.
2) You can read them whenever you want. You are no longer a slave to corporate television programming.
3) Sometimes they are updated multiple times daily, meaning if you're truly addicted, you can get your hit more often than a "Days of our Lives" addict gets theirs.
4) You can create your own Soap Opera by starting your own blog. Generally speaking you'll find at least a handful of people willing to read about your mildly interesting existence.
I'd say there is a pretty strong argument for the blog being the soap opera of the Web 2.0 generation.
What do you think?