I read about Dave Winer in an article that Om Malik wrote about people who inspire him. Ever since, Dave’s is one of the first blogs I read as soon as I wake up (sometimes, even before I’m out of bed!); as is his river of news. After several months of reading about it from him, I finally caved in & installed the OPML editor and use it as my diary-writing tool (& enjoy it too, although a spell-check would help me significantly!). Dave, in a longish post, explains why he writes on his blog.