I wonder whether blogs will one day provide a huge source for social historians: millions of modern-day Peypses giving news of their everyday lives and spilling out the secrets of their souls. Or do blogs die if unattended, like potted plants? Is anyone collecting them and preserving them? People write emails rather than letters now, don't they? I wonder if there will be fewer published collections of letters in the future because all those emails have vanished.
I have no idea whether many more people write blogs than used to write diaries, but I'd have thought so. As a teacher who tries to get students to write, I find it interesting that so many people clearly enjoy writing. I suppose, too, that it's the two-way nature of blogging and commenting that's so appealing. No one can have too many friends.
My son has just come in. "I did 100 sit-ups and 100 press-ups today," he announced.
Ah. I didn't.