I was watching a tribute E Hollywood Story to Michael Jackson, on the anniversary of his death, and one of the dancers from his last tour said that MJ taught them "to conserve their energy". He said, "Don't give anything away for free."
When I heard this it reminded me of something one of my friends said. She said about facebook, "Everytime you get on there you give a little bit of yourself away."
I think there is something to this. There are things that we long to share, human being to human being. Sharing our thoughts and feelings is a cheap way to learn from other people's mistakes. It is a fundamental part of relationships. But, what about powerful, famous people...getting to hear their thoughts is pricey entertainment, right?
Blogging walks the fence on this one. It is my choice what to share. It is also a statement of worth; ie. I think this information is valuable, therefore I will charge you money for it. Or, I think this information is cheap, so I will give it to you for free. It is an interesting debate, is it not? Where do you stand?