Taiwanese writer Sunflower first started blogging in February 2010. As of this writing in February 2012, she has posted more than 230 articles and attracted more than 135,000 views. While this may not mean much, there is no doubt that readers have responded positvely to her writing, which mainly consists of comments on Chinese and Western arts and literature.
Blog Therapy is Sunflower's second collection of blog articles. Compared to her first book The Secret of Time, the writing style in this one is more objective, basing more on professional research and analysis and less on personal reflection. While the 40 articles collected here continue to highlight her passion in generating new perspectives from connections of seemingly completely different ideas, views, techniques and genres, they also include a series of discussions and debates on various unique Internet phenomena, including blog therapy, Web 2.0, Human Flesh Search and the notorious "grass mud horse" in China. Her interests on the emerging trend of digital publishing and reading are also evident.
Sunflower is of the view that one of the most important functions of the Internet is to help promote democracy. While everyone should have a voice and a channel through which such voice can be heard, they also should have unlimited access not only to other people's views but also to means by which they can freely respond to these views. Looking back at this today, it is amazing how the Internet has evolved since 2010.