MercatorNet has a wide-ranging piece up on blogs, blog addiction, and the wide ranging subject of blogs. I find the fact that so many people now have blogs to be rather a good thing. To quote G.K. Chesterton.
This paper exists to insist on the rights of man; on possession st hat are of much more political importance than the principle of one an one vote. I am in favour of one man one house, one man one field; nay I have even advanced the paradox of one man one wife. But I am aalmost tempted to add the more ideal fancy of one man one magazine . . . to say that every citizen ought to have a weekly paper of this sort to splash about in . . . this kind of scrap book to keep him quiet.*
The addictive quality of blogging has been something much written about. In my over four years of bloggers I have seen many who have sworn off the blogosphere come back once again. I once wrote a post on blogger addiction New Betty Ford Center opening.