Thursday, September 08, 2005

The problem with blogging

The problem with blogging is the allure of speed.
We are tempted to post without previewing our words.
We are tempted to comment everywhere and about everything, like drunken bees, like cocktail-fueled dilettanti, like shoppers who caress but do not buy.
Addicted to the sugar of any strong headline, we begin to stop conjuring, and opt for reacting to the spark of other fires.
We sell our own furniture and begin to reside in the rooms of others.

4 comments:

Joe said...

Thought provoking, yes.

P.S. I wrote this comment really fast.

BlogLes said...

Can We Now Start Some Rumors About Google's Plans For An Interplanetary Network?
Through the ups and downs of the internet boom and bust, many people wondered why Vint Cerf remained at Google, hacking away at his idea for the interplanetary internet .
Hey, you have a great blog here! I'm definitely going to bookmark you!

I have a party food recipe site/blog. It pretty much covers recipe related stuff.

Come and check it out if you get time :-)

Dagon said...

Can we now start rating comment spam on a scale of 1 to 10?

I also have a party food recipe site/blog..."blogles" better watch his or her fucking back, 'cuz I tolerate no competition.

Enjoying Houellebecq yet?

tornwordo said...

We sell our own furniture and begin to reside in the rooms of others

Because vicarious is safer. This is the slippery slope.