March 29, 2007

"Blogging well depends on being able to slice a cross-section down through your own consciousness at an artful slant..."

"... that encompasses a bit of the outside world, an intermediate zone of opinion and observation where you meet and mix with the world, and a glimpse of your own inner life." How aptly put, by Amba, who feels she's lost her slant. (I like putting slant in italics.)

8 comments:

Hazy Dave said...

A bold assertion, that...

Internet Ronin said...

Bold? Perhaps. Or perhaps an emphatic angle?

dave said...
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Annie said...

Moderate. Or duct tape.

Ann Althouse said...

I squelched that dave-dropping but only because Annie wanted me to. Dave actually amuses me half the time. I don't like the swear words on the blog, mainly because I'm trying to think of the effect on other people, but for just me alone, I think he's funny -- the court jester. If my blogging as performance art included sock puppets, I'd have one that would pretty much be dave!

Oligonicella said...

Really.

Since when is there a blogging well? "Slice a cross-section down through your own consciousness at an artful slant". That means what, precisely?

Blogging is just putting down whatever you want on your blog. There are no rules or style frameworks, just read over fifty blogs if you don't believe me.

Blogging well sounds like a formula for condemnation. Attaching the "artful" aspect firms my opinion.

Hazy Dave said...

A blogging well sounds like the hole in the ground where you dip your bucket to fill it with clear refreshing opinions, observations and information. Drink deeply and get it all over the front of your shirt. (Wet t-shirt blogging!) A certain mindset views any hole in the ground as a potential outhouse, of course. Gotta watch out for that type.

Simon said...

That dave, dave... dave runs away like horses over the hill...