On Form

"You know, Mr. Stephen, I'll be coming to you for help with my new blog," Robert warns me.

"No problem. I'm happy to help."

"How often do you post?" he asks.

"I try to post one entry a day."

"I'd like to post something tonight," he continues, "but I'm not sure I'll have time. I'm not sure that my piece is completed and ready to be posted."

"Well, you know, with the blog, I find that I can start and stop anywhere. It's not really necessary for an entry to be a fully explored and fleshed out idea. This works really well for me; I'm full of little ideas, but lack conclusions, or I just don't know where an idea is going to go. I've always had a hard time with beginnings and endings. So, I'll often just post what I can. If it doesn't feel done, I'll come back to it the next day, or I'll let the readers help me. Often, their comments lead me to some other area that I hadn't explored. And that's what I think makes the blog form really beautiful. It's alive and fluid; a kind of collaboration, a discussion."

"Maybe you're right, Stephen. Will you be here for awhile?"

"Yeah."

"Alright, we'll work on it in a little bit."

"Cool."

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WonkotheSane's picture

Maybe it's just me, but having Mr. Baird's blog linked only through the music room seems odd, when there is a big fat blogs"" link at the top of the screen. Even cooler would be a little tab under each of the blog titles with a ""last updated"" time and date. Even cooler than that would be if I could find a decent chicken fried steak in this town.

Stephen Mejias's picture

>Maybe it's just me, but having Mr. Baird's blog linked only through the music room seems odd," when there is a big fat ""blogs"" link at the top of the screen. I've been thinking the same thing. I'll speak to our Web Man about it.

WonkoTheSane's picture

Nifty!

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