The irrepressible Seth Godin has a new company called Squidoo that is in part setting out to provide a solution to the blogger's dillemma: how to improve the "what's this all about?" experience for first-time visitors.
I've tried to do that with a relatively comprehensive About page, which has an accompanying FAQ. Squidoo does a more comprehensive job with its Long Tail "lens". It combines my own pick of "start here" posts with a sampling of recent posts and comments.
It's certainly better looking than my About page, but is it more useful? More importantly, is this a better way to discover new blogs, by sampling them in a common format? I'll have to try it more before I can answer that.