Tuesday, April 06, 2004

on blogging

As a religious practice, blogging acquired the same status as begging. Many theories have been offered to explain the phenomenon. It has been interpreted as a beating out of evil spirits, as beautification, and even - erroneously - as buffoonery

Ela Kotkowska On Blogging
( from Morio poetry Journal via Okir)

Pedro Ángel Palou, a member of the Crack Generation, is a professed skeptic. "Alfonso Reyes would have called them (Web logs) an ancillary genre, a dependent form of the literary."
Nevertheless, the author of With Death in His Fists recognizes Web logs' potential for literary reflection and creation: "A generation of writers will have their sketchbooks read before they produce a finished work."

Mexico: The Web Log as Literary Genre Translated from Erika P. Buzio's article in Mural, A new form of writing found in Web logs
(via wood s lot)

Someone please tell me, on which page of the rule book does it say that you can't write a novel, have a life, and keep a weblog, all at the same time?"

(Whiskey River via Fait accompli)

Comments: on blogging

As a religious practice blogging as beatification?
Posted by Nora at April 7, 2004 12:14 AM

A good question from Whiskey River. Cory Doctorow manages it, but then he is a young evil genius. I am afraid blogging takes away from my "serious" writing, but since nobody has any money to pay me for that these days, I say what the hell.

Thank you for the blogback, by the way!
Posted by Colin at April 7, 2004 11:57 AM

Nora: self-beatification. s'aint me.

Colin: self-editing
is one of the main appeals of self-publishing. It's a way to exercise the voice that may have become less bold after the neccessary evils of editing, writing to a brief, and collaborative revisions (dramaturgy) elsewhere...
Nevertheless, WR's question is one that surfaces daily.
I think it's the second area that may suffer the most with this procrastination machine ;)

Much food for thought in the article and links.
Posted by boynton at April 7, 2004 01:27 PM

aint no rules.
exercise and exorcism..
how else in our particular world do we do things for ourselves?
Posted by David Tiley at April 7, 2004 11:28 PM

Exercise and Exorcism.

Excellent. E&E should soon take its place beside R&R in the ABC of blogging.
Tempted to pinch this as a new 'description' for boynton. ;)

Posted by boynton at April 8, 2004 01:09 PM

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