As I have gone about bouncing off the walls and jumping around following this or that lead, trying to learn how to blog well (as compared to blog badly), I have to ask myself, if one has a group of friends, and family of course linked to ones blog page, and also has a news aggragator (that's bloggese for an RSS Reader) with links to various breaking news sites such as Los Angeles Times, NBC, CNN or whatever news source you like to follow-----then why should one belong to a social site such as MY place, or Yahoo etc.
I asked myself that as how many times on those social sites do ya get some stranger, giving ya the old "Hi there, will you add me to your friends list---yadda, yadda yadda, you check out his/her page and see they already have like 3000 plus friends ---this is not a person that HAS time to even say hello more than say maybe once---and that to say----"Hi there, will you add me to your friends list----" Who needs that??
So again, if one maintains a blog----and eliminates the social sites----is one being anti-social, or, as I kinda think of it---being a bit more discriminating as to who I mingle with---and want to be seen mingling with? I have to say I enjoy the atmosphere of the blogosphere much better than say the mass hysteria one gets involved with in the big Social sites such as My Place??