People form expectations about you. They start to imagine a character of you, start to write a little story about you. Some of this is validating, some is irritating, and some is downright hateful. In any case it all contributes to self-definition, helps the blogger locate and comprehend himself as a node in the social world.I agree with much of Wilkinson's nostalgia and miss the days when more of my friends had personal blogs. Jennie, Julia, Alex, Drew, everyone else - where did you go? But there is a major oversight here about the DANGER of personal blogging for the young, the ambitious, the pretty much everyone whose IRL friends and enemies can look them up on the internet. That's why four of the five personal non-mommy bloggers remaining in the entire universe listed above are pseudonymous. I "hang out" with you for free at the probable expense of future employment.
Well, the good news is, I'm obviously never going to sell this blog, mainly because no one would ever buy it. It's like the time when one of my friends explained that she had virtuously avoided drugs in high school because "no one ever offered them to me."