Cooper Lake, January 24, 2009, 1:35pm. Click on image above for full size photograph.
2 February, 2009 at 2:33 am
I’ve started doing this as well: sticking up a couple of pictures or a youtube video or two and calling it a blog… it’s very acceptable of course, a picture is worth a thousand etc, but also indicative of how far the technology has come since we started doing this, and also perhaps an acknowledgement that much of the internet’s communicative power is in fact, non-verbal (and that therefore much of our ‘readership’ is in fact, not going to be so responsive to our text entries). Hmm, ok, it’s late, just thinking aloud…
2 February, 2009 at 10:50 pm
All your points taken – and I did just look at your site and see that yes, you’re doing the same thing… As someone who overwrites for a living, I am always trying to offer shorter posts, and providing a picture without words is one way of doing so. Nothing moer to be read into that, pun intended: I’ll still surely be posting my usual 2000 word pieces that may or may not find a public on the interwebs. The YouTube vids and MP3 links are definitely in response to the technology; if people are willing to share their work it seems like it only makes sense to offer up the opportunity when writing about them. It is, certainly, very different than when we started all this and when I search around the web, it seems like fully 50% of blogs are doing little more than providing MP3 links. I think there’s still plenty room for the good essay, short story, opinionated article -and to occasinoally just say, here’s a picture I took this weekend.