Blogging is open source writing. Did you ever think of that? (Yeah, maybe everyone but me has talked about it, but it just occurred to me as I was writing the preceding post.) The amazing thing about bloggers is all the energy they put into something which has no measurable payback.
I get close to a majority of the latest technical, computer industry and even political information from blogs. I am benefitting from someone else's labor of love. It's an odd dynamic. And I think it is analogous to Open Source coding.