|Date(s):||July 11, 2002 - July 31, 2007|
|Type:||LiveJournal community, noticeboard|
|Fandom:||multifandom, Pan-fandom, meta|
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Metablog, the "blog of blogs", was designed as a place for people to post links to Livejournal (and other blog-based) posts of general fannish interest:
Metablog is a community designed as a resource for linking to blogs and LJs that discuss issues of importance to fandom. It is multifandom and metafandom. Metablog is not meant as a discussion forum; rather, it's meant to help fans find current discussions elsewhere.
Unlike Metafandom, which arrived several years later, Metablog wasn't moderated, and was open to anyone to post links.
Metablog was the clearinghouse for LJ-based pan-fandom and meta discussions until 2005, when Metafandom came on the scene and sparked a fresh burst of interest. While Metablog stayed moderately active for several more months, and saw a trickle of activity over the next couple of years, by 2007 it had effectively died.