Could the German word Sonder be used to describe blogging? I was once told, that writing a blog was egotistical, but what you learn when you regularly hit that publish button on a blog is how insignificant you actually are.
What is important to the writer is not necessarily even read by family and friends, let alone strangers. On the wider internet, as a blogger you appear “As an extra sipping coffee in the background. As a blur of traffic passing on the highway. As a lighted window at dusk.”
From a Dictionary of Obscure Sorrows written by John Koenig the word sonder
sonder – n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own