Interesting discussion going on now on KFOG radio about blogs and their merits. (Am overhearing this on my colleague’s radio in the next cube.) Great to hear "real people" on mainstream media talking about blogs and how they fit into their lives. RSS feeds even came up. The whole discussion sprung from a news report about the recently released Pew Internet and American Life project study.
BTW, missed blogs immensely upon hearing of the tsunami disaster while stuck in the Piney Woods of E. Texas without Internet access (not even on my phone!). I returned to find an Australian blogging "friend" (who probably doesn’t even know I read her) writing about the desperate search for her Achenese (sp?) husband’s family. She usually writes about diet and exercise, but obviously that wasn’t what her life (or her blog) was about at that moment.