Helge: Working alone with any business or social activity can be lonely. Imagine how hard it has been to write books, poems or novels in the past. Blogging is a new thing and involves a much broader layer of the society.
Saying the Internet’s big is a Rushmore of understatement. Our computers are planets, the Internet a galaxy. Viewed from afar, there are a billion points of light, but swimming in the middle of it all, it is easy to feel alone among the black. Finding a comfortable orbit isn’t immediate, but if you stick with blogging, it is an eventuality.
Helge: The Internet isn't always big for the individual writer. Having 10 to 100 readers a day is just a tiny little piece of the Internet apple pie.
Blogopolis bursts with neighborhood upon neighborhood, brimming with amazing people. Some we meet while a guest at their blogs, while reading their words and observe perspective. Some we meet below the belt of our own blog, bantering among the comments. Others send us an email; a more private venue to foster a friendship.
Helge: How to find the friends and supporters on Internet can be just as difficult as in real life.