Every so often, I pop in to see my friends at their blogs- mostly Brother Tobias, Goldtop and themummysbracelet. Joby has an e-blog.
Blogs are funny things- there is something of the medical scanner about them- you know, those machines that capture x-ray photographs of slices of brain one cell thick, to allow the radiologists to see if the patient has a tumour or some other abnormality in their head.
You get a thin slice of a person's life, the part they care to show you: a blogpersona, with a lot of parts missing. The obvious missing part is the physical presence of the blogger, but there is always much more hidden than that. It's not like Big Brother!