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Feb 10, 2006



Hello Stephen,
Thanks first for introducing some very interesting blogs to your readers. I knew a couple of them and read occasionally and I'm delighted to learn more.

There are many reasons why one begins to write a blog and why one stops to contribute. Truth is these reasons are personal and usually no one else's business but the author's own. We don't pay you a fee for reading your blog and there is no contract or moral obligation to write a certain amount of words at a fixed frequence. I've read a number of blogs which closed in the last six months. I'd love to read more from their authors, but I have to say that I don't run their life and they are free to do whatever they wish.

There are "big" names in blogsphere, just as big names in printed press, in media, in publication. There are Top 10, there are "Must Read," there are "blockbusters." In other words, there is a "mainstream" culture in this sub-culture of blogwritting.

Popular blogs have of course their merits and their share of authority. My taste, however, is to go to see familiar faces in my neighbourhood and to talk to them, if they so desire.

One temptation that a blogger easily falls into, and especially a Catholic blogger, is that he/she wants to be a "crusader" on the internet. It is not wrong per se, but God does not always call everyone to speak, even though one might have something to say.

Silence is never a quality appreciated in the internet. You have to speak out in order to survive. A blog or a website without frequent contribution or update would probably first lose its readers then would be shut down by the system. I speak so I am....

Now I have reached the last line of my comment here and I will switch off my computer, go out and say my rosary in silence for you and other blogs that I know.
God bless.


Thanks Num! I once had this idea that there should be a blog of "silence." Where nothing is ever said. Then I stopped and recognized how ridiculous I was becoming and turned off the computer. Blogging can certainly be a disease, but I still think it has it's origins in a desire to say "I" . . . even if this might be more useful if I live closer to my friends in life and spend less time on the internet.

Claude Muncey

My nickname for Amy is "She whose blog must be read -- daily".

The comboxes I dip into with some care.

Major Jones

Thanks brother. You're my hero.

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