I have a friend who needs your help.... They are developing a project that would, if funded, allow them to read blogs for a living... at least for a while :). Sounds cool, no?
I think I understand their project well enough to ask for your help in gathering examples. They aren't really interested in newly created words for blogs, or new uses of punctuation (it seems they've been studied to death, who knew?) -- but rather ways in which bloggerss put old words together in new ways or the way that bloggers give new definitions to old words.
One example of the kind of thing they are looking for is the blogging world's construction of the phrase of "random bullets of crap"... or the way bloggers and blog comment-writers use "here" to refer to a blog... as in "she commented here that ________".
So, if you could help out my brilliant buddy, we'd both be grateful.... you can help by leaving your thoughts in comments here (they'll read etc..). If you think it would help to ask the question on your blog, you can let my buddy know what you are up to by leaving a comment.