blog = web log
log = the record of the rate of a ship's speed or of her daily progress; also : the full nautical record of a ship's voyage : the full record of a flight by an aircraft: a record of performance, events, or day-to-day activities
Welcome to my blog.
I am still unclear as to blogs. I know some blogs are the beginnings of book deals, and others exist only for their own sake (mine: the latter).
I wonder would Jesus blog? (Gospel: the good news.) What would George Washington have blogged from Valley Forge?
Has anyone blogged by channeling? Can I visit Marshall MacLuhan's blog? Martin Luther King's? Helen Keller's?
Blogging seems to be intimately connected with the idea of life as a journey. As such, how is it different from journalling? [There's another neologism (made-up new word) that, like 'blogging' become commonplace.]
When I teach, I ask how many people are writers. A few hands go up. Then : "pre-published as well as published." A few more hands go up. Then : "journals, journalling." A few more hands. —Next A few hands go up. Then : "pre-published as well as published." A few more hands go up. Then : "journals, journalling." A few more hands. —Next time, shall I add blogs?
— The point of the question: everyone is a writer.*
-—=[ I typed 'globbing' by mistake, but you wouldn't know that if I hadn't said it, thanks to The All-Merciful Backspace Key, a technological feature of virtual reality that seems to have no real counterpart in real life, except booze, addictions, the vast conspiracy, etc. ]=-——
As with the notebooks in Doris Lessing's wonderful book, The Golden Notebook, can one have more than one blog? (I do. I'm still trying out this new-fangled possibility. ) What happens then? Will there come a Golden Blog?
— For some authors, everything they touch turns to gold. For others ...
Ok, what I guess I really don't get is how 14th to 18th-century blogging still is — even 'tho it's seemingly so 21st.
For example, why are blog entries only available in one sequential fashion? As any reader or writer of fiction (or life) well knows, chronological is not always logical.
It's like alphabetical: an entrenched order, like the notes of the musical scale — but what about ragas?
And then there's the stack. This means All This Blogger's Blogs are listed in reverse chronological order, the earliest last (bottom). 7-6-5-4-3-2-1
—-= [like looking through a mirror? — or more the way Westerners often browse through a new book, holding it one hand and flipping through back-to-front ... ] =-—
I mean: what if I want to insert 3.5? I can't, can i? It's as fixed as paper, isn't it?
And: if I want to post Blog X and then comment on it in Blog Y, it will appear ass-backwards — unless blogreaders know to read through bottom-to-top, (like through the rear-view mirror?) ,as well as top-to-bottom.
— Blogging thus seems to value the latest over the last; the newest; what's "out now." That kind of rubs against the grain of my sensibility in that I like old movies, ancient authors, and musicians who are now de-composing.
Or are the tags I'm writing for each blog possible points of entry? — Will my blog become a living thing come the Singularity?
* Maybe the saving grace might be comments. [ Comments anyone? Questions? Answers?]
After all, one of the joys of the Internet is that communication is not longer only one-to-many ("He speaks, we listen") but also many-t0-many (multiple topics discussed by various people all at once).
Ideally, a blog might have as much comments as the mother 'blog text,' or more (like growing kombucha?) So I'm going to lay down my quill on the blotter, and see what you might have to say.
The sun is rising and it feels warmer as well as brighter. Wonderful!
Thank you for visiting. Next time you're in the neighborhood — please stop by again
—— Heigh ho!
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