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What I think about blogging (right now)

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 more…

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.”

Austin Kleon

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.