What is a Blog then?
It is also a generative space in which we can give birth to our lost voice. As we find our voice, we begin to wake up. We start to become human again.
How does the Blog awaken us? This open space invites us to speak in public. Hesitantly at first we speak the old way. But now and then the occasional real voice pops out. As it does, others notice and drop by and encourage us. Encouraged we use our real voice more often. More people drop by and encourage us. ...
What a beautiful description of the process! I especially like the part about waking up and becoming human as we blog. This is the aspect of blogging that will help change the world, I think. Writing in any form can do that, but blogs add the interaction which, as Paterson points out, encourages us to continue. Blogging is a very affirming activity.