Erik Hersman is the White African. He does good everyday, has spoken at TED conference, and had a website chosen as one of the 50 most important by (Time?). His session Why We Blog at BlogOrlando will end the day. Erik writes two blogs - AfriGadget and White African. He helped start Ushahidi in Kenya to help with crowdsourcing crisis information around the Kenya election.
A blog is a tool, but you can't teach passion and inner drive. The blogger has to have that themselves. Aysmptotic Growth. Blogs in your niche will grow faster than your blog (I know that). Erik's blogging rules: Committment to blogging, quality posts, and consistent over time. But because of the nature of social media you will have a smaller and smaller slice of the pie.
So why do we blog, because we CARE about something. When you have passion about something you can make a difference.
Afrigadget is a group blog who tell stories and interview people around Africa about technology and gadgets in Africa. It was one of the 50 best blogs of 2008 according to Time Magazine. People profiled usually get more business or connections from the publicity.