Some have completely the wrong idea of blogging

On Tumblr, http://www.theatlantic.tumblr.com, I read a post which went a bit like this…

“I loathe blogs when I look at them. Blogs look to me illiterate, they look hasty, like someone babbling. To me writing is a considered act. It’s something which is a great labor of thought and consideration. A blog doesn’t seem to have any literary merit at all. It’s a chatty account of things that have happened to that particular person.”

I was disgusted! Blogs may not be nationally published or sold in bookstores but not everything written has to be thought out or deeply considered. Some great ideas and opinions come from chain of thought and that is what blogs are. The ability to write about one’s life which can be referred to by others is an art in its own right. I was not saying the writer of this post was wrong; I guess it is just matter of opinion.

On a merrier note, my destination for the summer of 2011 has been confirmed: Albufeira, Algarve, South Portugal. I’m so excited and wish it could come around sooner!

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2 Comments to “Some have completely the wrong idea of blogging”

  1. Obviously, they’ve never read the “Diary of Samuel Pepys”. As far as “It’s a chatty account of things that have happened to that particular person”,…well, that’s called an Autobiography. They even have a separate section for it in bookstores.
    Blogging is whatever you want it to be. Just like a ship’s log records the events of the journey, a web log should be able to do the same. All blogs don’t have to be Political Manifestos or electronic gossip magazines.

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