Why? Because even I find the masses of freely published opinion out there daunting. And for years I saw doing my own blog as adding to the incessant white noise. This is all oddly contradictory considering I've always read friends' blogs and found them to be positive contributions to my existence. Still a blog to my mind was like foisting your own column/editorial to an unsuspecting public. Who would read it? Why should they? And how many opinions can you generate before making even yourself gag?