Colin Walker, on his personal blog (which is looking sharp as ever) about what he gets from blogging in public:
"I feel compelled to write, to share, and there is an intense satisfaction in doing so. The sharing is a secondary but essential aspect; while journalling is a rewarding process it doesn't fill the same emotional gap as writing in public – at least for me."
If you're a blogger or microblogger of any kind it is worth taking the time to read his entire post. I mean... "I feel that when you have your own blog there is an innate curiosity, a pull to find others, and a desire to read the words of interesting people that goes beyond any other offline behaviour." ... YES.