This week the Our Sunday Visitor newspaper has an extensive article on the world of Catholic blogs. It gives a good overview of what's going on in the Catholic corner of the blogosphere. The article made the point that blogs can have different effects: on the one hand, they're a decentralizing force that can keep individuals isolated and focused only on their own points of view; and on the other hand, they can build virtual communities and draw people together.
The bonds created on blogs are rather unique. People can be anonymous and faceless, yet they can draw people together in a common interest and love for the faith. It can make people feel they're not alone in practicing their faith in a secular world. It would be great to hear how you feel about blogs and what you get out of them.