An encyclopedia of appreciations

Robin Sloan:

The thing about blogging is, you can just write about the things you love. A professional” critic” (scare quotes because who even knows what words mean anymore) has to do something else, something more difficult: manage a kind of unfolding… aesthetic… worldview? Balance one thing against the other? A blogger suffers no such burden. A blogger can simply

love a thing, and write about it.

I began blogging again around the beginning of 2018 again after taking many years off. It began because I found blot.im, which simplified the process to the point where all I needed to do was open a new text document. But it took me a while to find my footing. I’m realizing that finding footing is kind of the point.


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