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25 October 2007

Blog Catalogues and Directories

I've had an interesting few weeks linking to sites
that catalogue blogs according to theme or subject.
Blogcatolog.com has a nice, sharp design and a forum
for discussion. The photography section is very well
served and visitors are logged, which means that over time
it is possible to link to posters who have similar tastes.

I came across a writer who had problems with making
blogging interesting for people who found it boring.
This is a challenge... one worth thinking about.
Many non-bloggers see a blog as some sort of self-indulgent,
self-promoting exercise, which is not really the case with
most writers and photographers I follow. Instead of having
to find a paid position which allows for work to be published,
blogging offers the opportunity for innovation and new forms.
Most paid writers and graphic employees have to fit within
the tried and tested spaces set by editors and publishers.

At last, there is a place for experimentation.
I often think that Proust would have loved Internet Blogging.
Instead of facing rejection by the large publishing houses, as was
his problem until he footed the bill to have his first book published,
he could have found a quick pathway to a World of enthusiastic readers.

1 Comments:

Blogger DaviMack said...

But then Proust would have had to listen to critics. ;)

10/25/2007 3:48 pm  

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