". . . little shall I grace my cause

In speaking for myself. Yet, by your gracious patience,

I will a round unvarnish'd tale deliver . . ."

(William Shakespeare's Othello, I.iii.88-90)

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Slow Blogging

Have you heard of it? . . . slow blogging, that is? Some say it's where the blogosphere is headed. According to this article , brief blog posts that relate the author's most recent goings and doings, share his or her thoughts of the moment, post photos or link to articles of interest are becoming old hat as those varieties of information are increasingly being shared via news feeds on Twitter and Flickr and Facebook. Statistics apparently show that blog posting is declining overall, while the posts that are being written are getting longer, more reflective, and more in-depth. Blogs are also more and more focused on specialized subject areas instead of being a potpourri of whatever the author feels like blogging about. The article compares the "slow blogging" movement to that of "slow food" in that proponents of both laud the value of taking time to both prepare and then to relish and leisurely digest the meal at hand, whether it consists of words or of food.

I was a little late to my discovery of the blogosphere, and later still to blogging myself. So am I apparently late to this latest blogging trend. And considering that I have major mommy-and-middle-age-induced ADD as well as only scattered snippets of time in which to put down the disorganized thoughts I do manage to have, I don't see that changing. So for the time being, you can anticipate that your visits to the messy kitchen that is A Round Unvarnish'd Tale will continue to yield an unpredictable soup of whatever "ingredients" happen to be languishing at the moment in the dark pantry that is my so-called mind.


SuperMom said...

LOL, Facebook, the McDonalds of the internet.

Interesting article, Cheryl. Thanks for posting!

Elephantschild said...

Mr. Davies said his goal was to see if slowing down promoted a greater thoughtfulness. It did, he said, but then again, because Dawdlr is updated so infrequently, few people have heard of it.

Exactly so. Publish or perish was the rallying cry long before Algore invented the interweb.