Whence blogging

I blog for many reasons, and on many topics. Sometimes something funny strikes me, and I want to share. Sometimes I just plain have something to get off my chest.

But at the core of it, I don’t think that either of those (or any number of the “piddling” reasons) would keep me coming back.

There’s a lot I want to say here, but I’m very pressed for time (and won’t be back to the ol’ blog machine for several days). In short, however, I believe that the combined “tiny voices” of blogs are changing the world. They are breaking the back of a media stronghold that has strangled genuine discussion for years — and that’s only one small part of it.

The Internet, and specifically blogging, is probably the single most important invention since the printing press. No I do not think that is an exaggeration. We are already changing the world. (Steven Den Beste wrote a great essay on this concept a while back.)

Someone out there just made a scoffing sound… muttered something about “ego”. Don’t think I’m trying to take single-handed credit for this change. There are many others, far greater than me (and not coincidentally with much larger audiences) who came before me, and many more yet to come. Sometimes I feel like a snowflake in a blizzard, but I know I have a certain readership (though I don’t know who they are for the most part).

Time is short — perhaps I’ll get back to this another time. In the meantime, I strongly urge you to go read “Fight Evil. Speak Up” — Kevin’s latest over at The Smallest Minority. He finds the words for a lot of what I am trying to say.

See you in a few days.

Comments are invited and encouraged

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