I just read Mark Penn's Micro Trends. Some of my favorite micro trends that Penn identifies are Pro-Semites, Sun-Haters, Slobs, and New Luddites. It's pretty interesting--you should read it. This book got me thinking about micro trends within our blogging community. Here are a few that immediately sprung to mind:
Blogging about blogging.
Blogging about not blogging.
Blogs as dieting and exercise kick-offs.
Blogs as promotions of one's happy marriage. "I love my husband" is the new "I hate my boss."
Blogging about eating steel-cut oats.
Here are some micro trends I'd like to see emerge:
Blogging about how you hate your parents.
Blogging about free stuff you want to give to me.
Before and after pictures of a room or house you totally trashed.
Blogs about crafts that make themselves.
Blogs about flaws and physical defects.
Blogs that worship me.
Blogs about Guitar Hero.
Blogs that somehow preview and select the best and funniest YouTube videos for me to watch, with links.