Monday, August 1, 2011

I blog, therefore I am.

August 1st, 2011

‘I blog, therefore I am,’ (a phrase/quote taken from a Sunday newspaper cartoon sketch given to me by a friend sometime ago and I don’t remember which cartoon).


To blog is different from other types of writings. As books and the likes are often called ‘living documents,’ a blog is much more so. While I personally make a reasonable attempt to not significantly change any of my writings after I publish them on-line, a blog often invites the author to revisit and reassess the subject matter of the writing long after it is initially written. As republishing any blog is as simple as a computer click, blogs may often evolve and change with the passage of time – whether such changes are readily apparent to any reader or not. Obviously then, editing a blog can occur at anytime after it is initially published and no addendum or new edition is ever required – so blogs typically can be considerably different entities than writings in a printed format.

Adam Trotter / AVT

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