So, what did I learn from this experience? That it is possible in this new cyber-world to be a lone writer sitting at his laptop in suburbia and write something that actually changes the course of events and, momentary at least, sets the national debate. I also learned that the raw power -and the ability to mobilize people — of the Web and the blogosphere is both immense and growing fast. But legitimacy is still conferred by the traditional media - which makes their duty to be fair and unbiased even greater.
It's an experience I had, albeit on a much lesser scale, with Glenn Reynold's discovery of my blog last week. It's simply jaw dropping to watch one's readership skyrocket from a measly 35 a day (most of them probably me checking for grammatical errors and three loyal friends who think I'm crazy) to a powerful 3,200, intently reading my opinions on the 2008 Presidential election. I actually had a number of readers who clicked 'refresh' every five minutes for two hours during my liveblogging session.