This, from Reality Hunger, spoke to me:

Living as we perforce do in a manufactured and artificial world, we yearn for the "real," semblances of the real. We want to pose something nonfiction against all the fabrication - autobiographical frissons or framed or filmed or caught moments that, in their seeming unrehearsedness, possess at least the possibility of breaking through the clutter. - David Shields.

Is this why we blog, to make our own moments that cut through the clutter?

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