If, as a burgeoning blogger, you’ve ever heard anyone (specifically spouses or parents) say something like, “What in the world are you doing?! You’re wasting your time in front of the computer!” – then I’d like to point you to Mark Wegley’s excellent entry about how blogging is actually a revival of personal communication desperately needed in our world today.
Link to it; send it via email to all the anti-blogging anti-socialites you know. Hey, you could even print it out, paste it to a club and then bop your non-blogging friends over the head with it. It’s that good.