In Nature, Ralph Waldo Emerson writes:
Right you are, Ralphie. Why is it, then, that so many so often put down bloggers as solitary beings cut off from human contact?
Even one of my office mates, a professor of professional writing, refuses to see the bloggers as more than solitary nerds unable to sustain real human contact.
There’s a further passage from Emerson that relates to blogging:
That’s what bloggers are at their best. I hope others come to see it, too. For this is where the truth is–not in any cliche of cut-off beings on the fringes of society.