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?