Recommended reading

Just one post to share this week, and it’s a doozy: a man with a 20-year-old blog reflects in an interview on the state of blogging. As Laura Hazard Owen shares on the NiemanLab blog, Jason Kottke probably wouldn’t start a blog today if he didn’t already have one. And he feels like a vaudevillian after everyone had moved on to movies and television. Read Last blog standing, “last guy dancing”: How Jason Kottke is thinking about at 20

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3 thoughts on “Recommended reading

  1. Heide says:

    Your single pick this week is indeed a doozy, Jim — in the best sense of the word. There’s much to think about there about why we blog, whether it’s worth continuing, whether there’s a social responsibility component to it … and many more questions I’ve been pondering of late. It’s reassuring to see that even the “big dogs” are having these existential struggles.

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    • As for me, as long as people keep reading and commenting, I’ll keep blogging. I’ve had to do some serious thinking lately about whether to vlog or podcast, things I’ve avoided. I don’t know how you do a “here’s my photography” blog that way though.

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      • Heide says:

        I suppose you could launch the world’s first photo-descriptive podcast (“… this next one shows the beautiful curve of the fin on an old Chevrolet I saw at the car show …”). But blogging does seem like a better-adapted medium to what you do.

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