My thoughts on what blogging actually is change quite often but for right now, in this moment, this is what blogging is to me.
The artist is a collector. Not a hoarder, mind you, there’s a difference: Hoarders collect indiscriminately, artists collect selectively. They only collect things that they really love.
There’s not as big of a difference between collecting and creating as you might think. A lot of the writers I know see the act of reading and the act of writing as existing on opposite ends of the same spectrum: The reading feeds the writing, which feeds the reading. “I’m basically a curator,” says the writer and former bookseller Jonathan Lethem. “Making books has always felt very connected to my bookselling experience, that of wanting to draw people’s attention to things that I liked, to shape things that I liked into new shapes.”
Blogging is not much more than a collection of things you love organized in a way that you can show it off to the world and they can easily see and understand it.
I also love the quote “you can only connect the dots you collect.” That’s awesome.