1) Blogging is an effective way to share information within a small group of dedicated activists. The blog has been used by hundreds of people seeking information, and is read in the State House as well as in the Berkshires.
2) Blogging can be an effective way of sharing information with folks behind the firewalls. I'm a doctor, with no special connections to the organs of power. I can meet with the folks who make decisions, but it often involves driving to Boston and parking. Blogging is more efficient.
3) Interest in blogs grows as they become more useful. My links are numerous, and I try to comment on what is going on the world.
4) Blogging in realtime is helpful to folks who can't make the meeting.
I've probably learned more things, but they haven't made the cut. Going to sleep now. Please make sure that you keep on reading.