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Monday, November 10, 2008

It’s a Shame That “Slogging” Was Already Taken

posted by on November 10 at 14:00 PM

Are you ready for The Slow Blogging Movement?

Slow Blogging is a rejection of immediacy. It is an affirmation that not all things worth reading are written quickly, and that many thoughts are best served after being fully baked and worded in an even temperament.

Slow Blogging is speaking like it matters, like the pixels that give your words form are precious and rare. It is a willingness to let current events pass without comment. It is deliberate in its pace, breaking its unhurried stride for nothing short of true emergency. And perhaps not even then, for slow is not the speed of most emergencies, and places where beloved, reassuring speed rules the day will serve us best at those times.

Slow Blogging is a reversal of the disintegration into the one-liners and cutting turns of phrase that are often the early lives of our best ideas. Its a process in which flashes of thought shine and then fade to take their place in the background as part of something larger. Slow Blogging does not write thoughts onto the ethereal and eternal parchment before they provide an enduring worth in the shape of our ideas over time.

Short response: I can has LiveJournal?

Long response: But…that’s not blogging, is it?

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Considering the manifesto is over two years old, I'd say you guys are right on track covering it now.

Posted by Jason | November 10, 2008 2:05 PM


Posted by COMTE | November 10, 2008 2:24 PM

Considering the newest item near the top of my blog is from 1966, I guess I'm a slobber.

Posted by Q*bert H. Humphrey | November 10, 2008 2:28 PM


Posted by flamingbanjo | November 10, 2008 2:30 PM


Posted by JC | November 10, 2008 2:45 PM

I need a minute or two before I comment. Bear with me.

Posted by mint chocolate chip | November 10, 2008 2:47 PM

Could you get out of my lane, Gramps?

Posted by John Bailo | November 10, 2008 2:52 PM

Sure it's blogging. Blogging is just a publishing method. What you write, how you publish - that's all up to the blogger.

Posted by Jay Andrew Allen | November 10, 2008 2:54 PM

What you talkin about, Willis!

JB @7 ftw.

Posted by Will in Seattle | November 10, 2008 3:27 PM

Being edgy: also known as simply advocating the opposite of what is currently being done. Preferably using lots of buzzwords.

Posted by Giffy | November 10, 2008 3:27 PM

I is teh Maverick!

Posted by John McSame's Ghost | November 10, 2008 3:29 PM

Turn your blinker off or get off the road already.

Posted by Vince | November 10, 2008 3:42 PM

can't they just put out a newsletter or play chess by mail? that way there's more bandwidth left over for me to get porn, videos and the real slog more quickly.

Posted by rococo | November 10, 2008 3:52 PM

So, how is this different than a magazine? Or a book?

Posted by Greg | November 10, 2008 4:13 PM

I have a new idea too. It's called "Leaving My Cell Phone at Home."

Leaving My Cell Phone at Home is a rejection of immediacy. It is an affirmation that not all calls worth answering are answered when you get them.

Slow Blogging is a reversal of the disintegration into being available to anyone with my phone number at any time.

Posted by another Andy | November 10, 2008 4:20 PM

Oops, I forgot to change that last "Slow Blogging" to "Leaving My Cell Phone at Home."

Posted by another Andy | November 10, 2008 4:21 PM

Slowness is good for tummies. Not for brains. Food is for tummies. Blogging is for brains.

Any questions?

Posted by Cookie W. Monster | November 10, 2008 5:11 PM

How odd, we were *just* talking about this notion of immediacy > quality in my Communication Theory class.

Posted by scotlanded | November 10, 2008 6:58 PM

snow blogging
snob logging
slob logging

Posted by mmb | November 10, 2008 8:47 PM

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