Spinning and Neutrino Man are talking, I think, about the personal in the weblog. Doesn’t the question go to purpose rather than effacement?
In a way what we write is always a test of occasion. In a conversation with Timmons last night we rested on a conclusion in new media writing that you write it and see what happens. Why not?
I’m not exactly sure what you mean by effacement…
I believe your conversation with Prof. Timmons got it right. “Write it and see what happens” is certainly the path I’ve been on lately!