Best Answer so Far
"Why does anyone write but in search of a soul mate? A good ear readily lent to what the writer has in mind. A confidant on call to respond with the right sigh or shudder or chuckle when the writer has, to his or her own tentaive satisfaction, made things clear. It is childish to expect this imaginary friend, the ideal reader, to be embodied in another person, perhaps especially another writer, whose expectations are comparably - which doesn't mean compatibly - childish." - Roy Blount Jr.
OK, so now I'm starting to understand why I am doing this blog thing.