A couple of months ago, there was a great discussion about blogging on Barbara's blog about the nature of bloggers and blogging-- specifically, refuting the idea that bloggers tend to be isolated, misanthropic people.
Since that post, I've mulled a post about "Why We Blog."
A couple of months ago, Kathy, the wife of one of my closest friends, Tim, started blogging. Her blog is almost a diametric opposite of mine; where I'm verbose, she is spare. I post nearly every day, she posts every few days. I love using illustrations, she uses none. Her blog is elegant and reflects her background in literature, as well as a wide breadth of interests.
A couple of days ago she explained way better than I would ever had done (and with greater brevity than I could ever muster), the place blogging takes in our lives. I hope anyone who reads this will take a moment and read this.