It can bring such immediate response from an audience and from the writer one is writing about. Yet the blog posts hang on the Web as long as the blogger wants them there. In this case, three months after my post the writer came across the post and found it worthy of a response. Blogging has this ability of extending discussions in ways that no other medium can. I've found this blog capable of discussing topics and extending discussion of these topics to people I had no other way of communicating with.
Well, I have to corroborate with that one! Within weeks of posting my mini review (in mid reading) of Barbara Pelman's One Stone, I got an email from the author, and since then we've corresponded several times. Now it looks like a more polished and elaborate version of that post is going to appear in Pacific Rim Review of Books. Eh voilá!