There was a long thread on the internet about whether or not people had blogs; most people who responded said “yes, here’s a link to my blog”… only one person said he was a very private person who didn’t have a blog, did not intend to get a blog, and had no interest in reading other people’s.
I thought “there goes someone who’s never read a blog, nor has he seen past them to the human beings behind… just decided (without looking or thinking very much) that all people who go in for them are self-indulgent, trivial exhibitionists, yadda yadda.” A genuinely private person probably wouldn’t even have said that; it was too rude and in-your-face.
(Struggles to cool down).
Found this old 2003 Times Online article, but it was quite amusing: The (not so) secret diary of a blogger. I followed the URL at the end of the article but you can’t read it without a password. Hmm.