Sunday, March 05, 2006

Regarding blogging ...

... there may be something even more interesting than blog swarms and their possible effect on public discourse. In recent email exchanges Dave Lull and I have discovered how much we have in common in terms of what we have have been reading and thinking about - even though we have been doing it quite independently of each other for decades. We both, for instance, retain a fondness for Colin Wilson, his unfashionability notwithstanding. Well, last week Dave sent me a link to Anecdotal Awareness and I posted the link here, commenting that Anecdotal Evidence was a site I planned to visit again. And I did, this morning, and what to my wondering eyes should appear but a post about William Hazlitt, whom I have mentioned a number of times here.
My point is that blogs are extraordinarily helpful in linking those with a community of interests to each other. No coercion, no top-down organization. It just happens. I believe this will have significant impact on a lot of different areas. In the meantime, visit Anecdotal Evidence. (I'm just linking to the site, not selecting any one post. Just scroll down. It's all interesting.)

3 comments:

  1. "My point is that blogs are extraordinarily helpful in linking those with a community of interests to each other. No coercion, no top-down organization. It just happens."

    The above quote from your post is exactly my own experience (but put better than I could have done).
    In my case, the quote above from your posting is what has restored my sanity -- an antidote to extreme isolation.

    Blogging is a lot cheaper than psychotherapy and a lot more effective! (for me, anyway -- each to his/her own.)

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  2. Litblogs/Bookblogs/Writer and Publishing blogs just look at the extradordinary breadth of knowledge
    views and opinions...it is the best thing to hit the world of the written world in decades!

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  3. Amen, Maxine...I'm with you, girlfriend...I can buy a new car with what I've saved! LOL

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