Blogging is no longer what it used to be--outpourings of an individual's thoughts and ideas. To be honest, a somewhat narcissistic activity. Today, even as a very sporadic blogger, I feel the hum of "conversation". The blogging community is like a huge, gigantic meeting room--where the participants are invisible to each other but nonetheless responding to each other. One post is a trigger for thousand others with layers of links and trackbacks. Globally spread conversations are taking place--not in real time, true but making up for that in quality, thoughtfulness and depth of research and response, the willingness to share knowledge. No longer are blogs disconnected entities--private pages of individuals.
It is exciting times we are living in, and I am so glad.