Wordpress, Typepad, Posterous, Tumblr… just a handful of the blogging platforms hosting – by conservative estimates – more than 100 million active blogs. But what on earth are they all talking about? If you feel the need to blog but are stuck for something to say, Percolate could be the writing partner you’ve been waiting for. This site mixes micro-blogging with content aggregation from your Twitter & Google Reader RSS feed, bubbling up articles that might spark your imagination for you to comment on in a simple yet stylish blogging platform.
The site is still in invite only mode, so you’ll need to register and wait for an invitation to join. It has been in this phase of testing for a while though and there is a good community already building, so it’s worth the wait if you can find the patience. Connect with other Percolate users like any other social network to read their commentary and start building a conversation on the topics you have in common. In theory it’s similar to Tumblr, but there is a lot less pressure to create content if you just want to dip in occasionally or browse what others are saying.