16 February 2005

Scattershot thoughts

Yesterday, Scott Esposito made this comment re. the "Future of the Blog":

Right now, I carry my Moleskine around to jot random thoughts that seem worth keeping, but if I was completely WiFi enabled I might occassionally go beyond scribbling in my Moleskine and blog a full stream of consciousness right there on the spot. People have already begun snapping photos all around an instantly uploading them; how about snapping prose pictures and blogging things on the fly from a reading, vacation, the five minutes before a big meeting with your agent, whatever?

This set me thinking about my approach to blogging. I've kind of had this mental block against writing all-out reviews of what I've been reading because I just don't have the time at this point (otherwise, I'd love to). But it really freed me up to think of other things I could do (yes, I do tend to overlook the obvious). And since this blog is pretty random anyway, I'm going to begin posting random quotes/thoughts/questions from a book I recently finished: John Harwood's From Eliot to Derrida: The Poverty of Interpretation. I really have more questions than anything else, but it will be good for me to just get them out there and pin down what I've been dealing with in wrestling with the question of grad school (and what to do when I get there if I wind up going).

3 comments:

freewriter said...

you might like my blog. random thoughts and free writes.

Scott Esposito said...

I think that we (bloggers) collectively are still trying to figure out exactly what this meduim is and what it does well. I know that I've gone back and forth about what kind of postings I want to make on my blog (i've done both formal reviews of books and more scattered thoughts and images). Right now, I feel like CR is somewhere for my thoughts-in-progress. A place to react to, and even critique, books, but in a rough sort of way that leaves plenty of room for others to jump on and help refine my thoughts.

amcorrea said...

Yes, I really like that. A sort of textual "permanence" to ephemeral conversations with ourselves and others--with lots of space to grow.