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On Blogging

June 4th, 2002 · No Comments

Cory Doctorow’s My Blog, My Outboard Brain captures the essence of blogging:

Blogging gave my knowledge-grazing direction and reward. Writing a blog entry about a useful and/or interesting subject forces me to extract the salient features of the link into a two- or three-sentence elevator pitch to my readers, whose decision to follow a link is predicated on my ability to convey its interestingness to them. This exercise fixes the subjects in my head the same way that taking notes at a lecture does, putting them in reliable and easily-accessible mental registers.

Much of what Cory says applies to me also!

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