It is also a conversation, or this is how I see it. Not only do I have to deal with every word I put onto the blog editor as a real part of my own thinking, but I also have to be willing to allow those thoughts to be formed, challenged, and/or encouraged by those who have for one reason or another decided to be a part of my online community. It gives me the opportunity to test and/or work out ideas.
Another aspect of blogging is that it is undercutting journalism – this is the central premise to the book called “blog” by Hugh Hewitt. Blogging gives way to news being dispensed much quicker, from multiple perspectives and from the “front line.” It is interesting how much NPR has begun to cite different bloggers during their various news shows also.
For more thorough ideas see JR’s Blog below.
Other blogs on blogging:
1. JR Rozko
3. Why Blog
I welcome anyone else to chime in and add to possible reasons, resources, or disagreements.