Continuing my concern with escapist SF reading, it seems to me that reading and "commenting" on blogs on the 'net is the same thing. Yesterday on NPR there was an interview with a Granta editor who has written a book on the evils of email, and the virtues of the old-fashioned handwritten letter.
There are so many people in my life who would like to get a letter.
(ps re-reading this post, I realize that I meant reading and commenting on controversy blogs... like the various political blogs I'm addicted to. I think commenting on personal blogs is ok for me, because they don't seem to feed my internet monster, if that makes sense. But I still need to write letters.)