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Gruber/Mann Obsession Times Voice

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Great bit by John Gruber last week about what makes good writing, in any format.

There is an easy formula for doing it wrong: publish attention-getting bullshit and pull stunts to generate mindless traffic. The entire quote-unquote “pro blogging” industry — which exists as the sort of pimply teenage brother to the shirt-and-tie SEO industry — is predicated on the notion that blogging is a meaningful verb. It is not. The verb is writing. The format and medium are new, but the craft is ancient.

Written by Jeffery Battersby

April 7th, 2009 at 9:44 pm