Dean’s Show and Tell For 3/2

Here is a lengthy article published in the Atlantic Monthly by Andrew Sullivan, probably one of the most well-known bloggers in the world.

The article traces the history of bloggin from about 2004 to now.

An excerpt:

No columnist or reporter or novelist will have his minute shifts or constant small contradictions exposed as mercilessly as a blogger’s are. A columnist can ignore or duck a subject less noticeably than a blogger committing thoughts to pixels several times a day. A reporter can wait—must wait—until every source has confirmed. A novelist can spend months or years before committing words to the world. For bloggers, the deadline is always now. Blogging is therefore to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.

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