Your Brain on Blog

Why I Blog by Andrew Sullivan
The Atlantic, November 2008

"You end up writing about yourself, since you are a relatively fixed point in this constant interaction with the ideas and facts of the exterior world. And in this sense, the historic form closest to blogs is the diary. ... But a blog, unlike a diary, is instantly public. It transforms this most personal and retrospective of forms into a painfully public and immediate one."

Jennie Rothenberg Gritz is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she edits digital features.

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