I should have mentioned that I found L.L. Barkat's post on blogging by way of Ted Gossard's blog. The roads we travel! At some point soon, I hope, I'll link to wonderful Ted's blog.
In the meantime, have you read Shawna's post on working at McDonalds on her "Mystics, poets and fools" blog (which you can link to from here)? It's a terrific post. I will be commenting on it when I gather my thoughts, whenever that may be.