It’s amazing that blogs even exist any more. Facebook and Twitter are the Fast Food Nation of thought. Who wouldn’t rather take 15 seconds to spout something off instead of the hours it takes to write a decent blog entry? Bloggers are the resistance, and before they get taken into custody in the name of Vapid Über Alles they need props while they’re still with us.
-from the Competitive Cyclist Year in Review, of all places.
On the one hand, if blogging is the attention-demanding, longhand form of writing and reading these days, our standards have indeed been warped. On the other, I think that blogging might well be an ideal compromise between sharing a breadth of content with a wide audience and creating forceful, thoughtful media. I’ve gotten a lot out of blogs and blog-esque content this year. My life is richer for it.
So how about a brief, sporadic, beginning of the year shout-out to some of the content I’ve enjoyed in the last 12 months:
I could of course go on and on and on. But that little quotation got me thinking about blogging in a new light, and clarified why I don’t like Facebook very much.
Thoughts? Your own good stuff to share?