Jeff Jarvis asks his readers to leave comments on his blog post which asks, ”How has blogging changed lives?” - and they submit some good examples. Tony Pierce gives a testimonial that, while amusing (and true), is the sort of thing people seem to want to hear when deciding whether or not to blog:
[I’ve] gotten press, chicks, and money from my blog.
More intriguing is the impetus behind Jeff’s post - he was contacted by a reporter who was interested in writing about all of the possible negative outcomes of blogging. Jeff persuaded her to convince her editor to include all of the wonderful things that have come out of blogging for so many people. For a taste of the positive that has come out of the blogosphere for one blogger - namely, me - check out this blast from the past post from the older design of the tBBC blog.